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Speaking of Murder (Volume 1) Paperback – September 6, 2012
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About the Author
Tace Baker is the pen name for author Edith Maxwell. Tace writes the Speaking of Mystery series featuring Quaker Linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau. In the first book of the series, Speaking of Murder, Lauren finds her star student dead on the campus of the small New England college where she teaches. She uses her ear for languages and regional dialects to uncover not only the killer but also crimes committed by a faculty member. Tace also writes short crime stories.
Tace Baker lives in an historic town north of Boston with her beau and three cats. Look for her at www.tacebaker.com, http://www.facebook.com/TaceBaker, and @tacebaker on twitter.
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Lauren Rosseau is a linguistics professor at a small college as this book opens. She is confused in her personal relationships but knows a good thesis when she reads one...problem? For some unexplained reason her top student is rejected by the department chair as his thesis being too mature for an Undergraduate. Lauren feels he can handle it but before she can argue the case, the student is killed.
This book is a down to earth look at the world of academia, drugs, relationships, and abuse. To say much more would give away the tension that the novel builds up from scene to scene.
Lauren, herself, is a complex woman, but one that is determined to keep friends, family, and her small town safe.
This is a good new murder series.
I happen to be a Quaker so I appreciated the heroine sharing her Quaker faith and practices. She demonstrated that we Quakers are have normal human reactions and emotions. A truly entertaining book.