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The Square Root of Murder (P.C. Hawke Mysteries #5)

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When the Grim Reaper strikes the math department at a nearby university, P.C. and Mackenzie do some homework of their own and discover that almost everyone -- parents, teachers, and students alike -- had a motive to get this nutty professor out of the way.
Paperback, 131 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Volo
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Bill Wehrmacher
Jun 26, 2016 Bill Wehrmacher rated it really liked it
I picked up The Square Root of murder because I saw the title when I was searching for audio books with a particular narrator. This did not have the right one, but I decided to listen to it. It was a good story that caught my interest in the first couple of minutes. In fact, I am planning to listen to some others in this series.

I was surprised, well perhaps that is too strong a word, at how much I liked this murder mystery, even though it seems to be targeted at a young adult audience. I was re
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Professor Dunaway, a nasty math teacher, is brutally murdered and P.C. and Mackenzie are back at it, searching for clues. Mystery #5 in this series is bit more interesting and a lot less hokey than the previous adventures. Not bad at all.
Steve Mickelson
Jun 23, 2012 Steve Mickelson rated it liked it
A fun who-dunit for kids and adults. I'm looking forward to reading more PC Hawke books. I listened to it on audio and love Jeff Woodman's naration.
Oct 31, 2008 Jen rated it liked it
Easy reading murder mystery. Probably good for smart middle-schoolers, but I don't really see high school kids enjoying this.
Feb 15, 2013 Lauren rated it liked it
I'm generally not a big lover of mysteries, but this one was pretty good. Plus it was short, which was an added bonus.
Nov 06, 2012 Sara rated it it was amazing
If you had read the title then yes there was a murder. Those who like mysteries you have found your book.
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Loved it! Keeps you going!
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