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The Drill Is Death (Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro #3)

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Mystery Novel. British poet on a temporary assignmnet at Dykman Univ. finds a body of a dead girl. He reports it and thinks the matter done. Unfortunatley the girl was one of his students and had been spreading the work around that they were dating.

In this Lockridge mystery, Lt. Shapiro makes an appearance.
Hardcover, 189 pages
Published 1961 by J. B. Lippincott Co.
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Lisa Kucharski
Oct 03, 2010 Lisa Kucharski rated it really liked it
What a fun mystery story. Main character is an English poet come to Dykman Univ to lecture on poetry. However, on route to a lecture he finds a dead body in the back... who happens to be a student at Dykman. And so the mystery begins.

A really delightful story since much was told through the eyes of Reg Grant (framed murderer) and quite a fun guy. And through Detective Shapiro, sadly working his way through the facts, until one doesn't fit!

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An American writer of detective fiction, Richard Lockridge's frequent collaborator was his wife Frances Lockridge, who co-wrote the Mr. and Mrs. North mystery series.
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