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Sounds of Murder Paperback – April 17, 2010
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Dr. Barnes had heard Clark arguing with the department head Mitchell Marks before the murder and Clark placed a mysterious photo of a former student in Marks mail slot the day she was murdered. The woman arrives and leaves crying. Barnes cannot imagine Marks murdered Clark but thinks it has to be someone in the psychology department. The police are not working as quickly as she would like so she starts investigating.
When the computer lab is again opened, Pamela goes back in to see if she can find something the police may have missed. She wonders if Clark had turned on the sound toggle while she was working at the computer. She checks the main computer and realizes the sounds of the murder had been recorded probably accidentally pushed by Clark in the midst of the struggle. Pamela listens to it and makes a copy. When later than evening Pam tells her husband, Rocky about it he is concerned and tells her to leave the investigation to the police.
Pamela does take the disc to the police but keeps a copy and with her persistence records sounds to find out what is making that non-human clicking sound in the recording that she cannot identify. This leads to a confrontation and the murderer is uncovered.
This book covers the fascinating inner workings of a university dealing with tenure issues, cutbacks, grant money and strong personalities. Rockwell has written interesting characters and I want to read more books about Professor Pamela Barnes.
I absolutely devoured this book. I started it and finished it overnight. Patricia Rockwell is a brilliant story teller and very well written. "Sounds of Murder" was easy to read and enjoyable.
Anyone who enjoys a good mystery will enjoy reading "Sounds of Murder". For those of you who may be a little standoffish by the title or the genre, as often some are, being concerned that the plot may be too gory and chilling, I urge you to reconsider. Patricia Rockwell takes great care in writing articulately and with good taste. I'm positive that this book will quickly become a favorite to anyone looking for an intriguing, satisfying read. Not only is there excitement with the turn of each page, but there is humor and romance that really make this book stand out. Furthermore, this is one mystery adventure that consists of only clean language, which is in and of itself, a breath of fresh air.Read more ›
Her expertise in her field (the study of sound) and her determination to use that expertise enabled her ferret out the murderer.
I liked the character development; particularly a rather annoying detective who finally does allow Dr. Barnes to enter into the investigation. Her loving, supportive husband sounded very much like Goldie Schultz's husband, with the reversal that HE is the good cook. Rocky, like Schultz, keeps warning his wife to stay out of it, for her own safety and of course our detective can't let go of the need to find the answers in spite of his many warnings.
There are a few recipes included and their simplicity made me want to try them even though I am a cooking disaster in the kitchen.
A light,fun, and interesting read made me want to stay up all night to finish the book.
Enter Pamela Barnes and ehr graduate student Kent who discover her strangled while do doing research and now the search to find out who in the department wants her dead that badly. Everyone from the department head had fought with her just prior to her death.
Patrica Rockwell pens a great whodunit and why story. She has created likable yet very mysterious characters in Dr. Barnes and the faculty and her family to make Sounds of murder a fantastic fast paced and enjoyable read. I give this paper 5 A+s and look forward to reading the other books in the series.
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Good plot. No wasted words or digressions. Believable characters. Fast, easy, satisfying, uncomplicated read. Left me wanting to read more books by Rockwell.Published 17 months ago by robbyque
I had read book 2 of this series before I realized it had a book 1. I ordered book one and was happy I did. It was well written and believe it or not, it kept my attention. Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by William I. Colby
Book was o.k. - but I got very tired of reading the same thing over and over! How many times was it repeated that the lead character found the body, so she felt she had to solve... Read morePublished on July 24, 2014 by Connie
Characters are stereotypes, certain acts unrealistic. The heroine has great insights except she doesn't. Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by Amazon Customer
A different twist on solving mysteries. This was my first book by this author and I am planning to read another.Published on November 29, 2013 by Robert E. Howes
This series caught my attention since I have an interest in acoustics. But the basic plot was weak, and the writing, terrible. I can't imagine someone with Ms. Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by birdlady79
Interesting story line. The plot was exciting. A few slow spots Otherwise a very good read. Realistic situations. Also touched on ethicsPublished on October 30, 2013 by Buffrin