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Monkey Puzzle (Jack Stryker #1)

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Lieutenant Jack Stryker confronts a most frustrating case when Grantham University's most unpopular professor is murdered and more than one person will benefit from his bizarre death.
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Published January 1st 1985 by Doubleday Books
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Bev Hankins
Monkey Puzzle is an academic mystery--one of my favorite kinds. Set at Grantham University, Ohio, we have killer who seems to be following the three monkeys "See no evil, hear no evil speak no evil." Starting with the murder of the university's most unpopular professor--a professor who had a way of speaking evil to his various victims and reminding them of all the little "secrets" they'd rather keep hidden, the killer goes on to attempt a murder of the chair of the department (who should have he ...more
I red it in Finnish so here is some lines to describe it:
"Jopa etsiväkomisario Jack Strykerin täytyy myöntää, että murha oli erityisen julma. Ei niinkään kuhmun tai tikarinpistojen takia - professori Aiken Adamsonin tappaja oli leikannut myös hänen kielensä irti…"
Enjoyable crime novel. Easy and quick read with lots of suspects, and just the right amount of excitement and suspense.
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Paula Gosling is a US born crime writer. She has lived in the UK since the 1960s. Gosling started her writing career as a copy-writer and published her first novel, A Running Duck, in 1974. This won the John Creasey Award for the best first novel of the year and she has also received both the Gold Dagger for Monkey Puzzle in 1985. She is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

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