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The Professor's Assassin by Matthew Pearl
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Dec 29, 11

Read in December, 2011

In The Professor's Assassin, Matthew Pearl brings another historical event to life through his telling of the murder of Professor John Davis at the University of Virginia in November 1840. Much of the story is dedicated to Professor William Rogers' pursuit of the killer.

This is a short story and is the prequel to Pearl's upcoming book, The Technologists, which is scheduled for release in Feburary 2012. William Rogers is the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which explains partially the connection between the books.

If you enjoy historical fiction with an element of mystery, you will enjoy The Professor's Assassin.
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