Honest Doubt

Honest Doubt

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When the misogynistic and offensive Charles Haycock, professor of Victorian literature, is found murdered, his son hires private investigator Estelle "Woody" Woodhaven to find the killer, and Woody enlists the assistance of academic sleuth Kate Fansler.

Blackwell North Amer
Professor Charles Haycock, an expert on Victorian literature, is dead from a hearty dose of his own heart medication, slipped into his drink during a party at his home. The mystery is not why Haycock was murdered - very few could stomach the woman-hating, power-hungry prof - but who did the deed. As Woody proceeds, she finds herself engulfed in a quagmire of infighting and deceit, literary allusions and overinflated egos. And it's time to call in the reinforcements.
Enter Kate Fansler, professor and crime solver extraordinaire. Together, Woody and Kate start to pull at the loose ends of the very tangled Clifton College English Department. Woody's list of suspects is longer than the freshman survey reading list: Antonia Lansbury, the lone tenured woman on the staff - and thereby the target of Haycock's venomous, misogynistic ire; Professor David Longworth, weary of Haycock's controlling ways and now first in line for Department Chair; Rick Fowler, a professor forced out of Clifton because of his liberal views and out-and-proud principles; and Haycock's wife, who was about to file for divorce when her husband gasped his last breath.
As Kate and Woody defuse the host of literary land mines set out for them, Woody suspects they're only scratching the surface of a very large and sinister plot. And it will take both women's expertise and cunning to solve the murder of a man no one was sorry to see go.

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When the misogynistic, antifeminist, and offensive Charles Haycock, professor of Victorian literature, is found murdered, his son hires private investigator Estelle "Woody" Woodhaven to find the killer, and Woody enlists the able assistance of academic sleuth Kate Fansler to help her solve the crime. By the author of The Puzzled Heart. 20,500 first printing. Mystery Guild Main.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2000
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345440112
0345440110
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CROSS...A
Characteristics: 259 pages ; 25 cm

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