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Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight Paperback – April 8, 2013
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From the Inside Flap
Praise for MURDER: A New Way to Lose Weight For those of you who couldn't put down Coming Flu you're in for another treat. Linda and Sara are back, this time involved in a plot with plenty of twists and turns and a good deal of wry humor. A fun read, great believable characters and a real sense of place. --Marilyn Olsen, President of Public Safety Writers Association You do want to read this medical mystery. From green chili to red herrings to human gut bacteria...You could lose more than INCHES! --Virginia Reaves, free lance writer a memorable title, followed by a unique crime, and continues with quirky, colorful characters, and snappy dialog. A satisfying follow-up to Greger's debut novel. --Rob Kresge, author of the Warbonnet historical mysteries and the spy novel Saving Lincoln
About the Author
J.L. Greger has been a scientist, professor, textbook writer and university administrator. Now she is a writer of fiction who also inserts glimpses of scientific breakthroughs and tidbits about universities into her medical mysteries and suspense novels. The inspiration for the Japanese Chin, Bug, in Coming Flu and Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight is her real dog, Bug. She and Bug live in the American Southwest.
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I enjoyed the characters and plot immensely. I think the dialogue and the mannerisms displayed by the characters during the dialogue was my favorite part of this book. Reading how the author was able to show rather than tell this interesting story was refreshing. I've been around law enforcement and crime scenes for almost fifteen years. I'd say J. L. Greger nailed the scenes, how they'd be processed, and what the officers would do at them.
I would recommend this book to readers of thrillers, mystery, suspense, and those who have any familiarity or interest in science, especially as to how it might relate to murder investigations.
C. L. Swinney (Homicide Detective and author of Gray Ghost)
The multi-layered mystery has all the twists and turns of a conventional murder mystery. Along the way, the reader is treated to a crisp, flowing writing style, peppered with ironic, humorous asides by the main character, Acting Dean Linda Almquist. We are also introduced to the world of cutting-edge, medical research and in particular weight loss, one of the hot topics of the day.
Janet is well suited to be the author of such a book. She was a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a professor and Associate Dean of a medical school. Readers can be assured that the academic intrigue is true to life and the scientific information is accurate.
Yes, murder is indeed a new way to lose weight. Pick up a copy of Greger's, five star book today and enjoy.
J.L. Greger's plot is unique and compelling, and although I am not a "science" person, the science part of the mystery was so well portrayed I had no problem understanding it. Every characters was a hundred percent believable, and the scenes were delivered so well I could picture every place mentioned, particularly the medical school where the majority of the action takes place.
I highly recommend this medical whodunnit. With a host of murder suspects with their own agendas, and a plot that will keep readers on their toes until the very last page, this is a definite must-read for those who enjoy guessing until the end.
Set in a medical school in New Mexico, Linda Almquist, a professor in the health science complex, discovers the assistant to one of her co-workers dead. She is threatened to be the next one to die.
Complete with facts about dieting, overuse of vitamins, and medical lab testing, this fascinating mystery introduces an array of unusual characters, some with immense egos and a lack of human kindness. The compelling plot takes the reader on a labyrinth through academia and experimentation plus some dynamite sleuthing and police work.
(I was given a PDF copy of this book, however that didn't influence my review.)