An eminent scientist murdered at a conference?
Written by a real-life scientist, this is a very entertaining whodunnit for anyone, and I especially recommended it as travel reading for any academic off to their next conference!
“RJ Amos has a PhD in Chemistry and has taught and researched chemistry for about ten years (Amazon Author page).
Here’s the official book blurb:
Research to die for?
Alicia is determined to return to academia after time off to care for her sick mother. An unlikely conference in sleepy Hobart town throws her into the path of Professor Conneally, who offers her a dream job in Cambridge.
It seems the universe is on her side – until the professor drops dead at the conference dinner. Alicia’s convinced it’s no accident, but no one will believe her. Can she find the culprit before the conference is over? Or will she lose all her friends, and the opportunity of a lifetime?
Pull on your slippers, get cosy in your favourite chair, and spend an hour or two solving the mystery in beautiful Tasmania.
At this point, I shall point out that the author is my real-life friend. We don’t know each other well yet, but no doubt we will in time – when you read the book, you will find out that Tasmania is a small place! We met at work, that time I gate-crashed the academic procession of a science faculty graduation (LOL) and we have stayed in touch. True story.
For full disclosure: I bought the book (without being asked to), and I genuinely enjoyed it. Now I want to help promote it (without being asked to), but it did feel weird when I sat down to write a review. No matter which words I wrote, they seemed either biased or too deliberate to come across as genuine. Hmm.
So, for the moment, my compromise is to emphasise that this is a very entertaining whodunnit for anyone, and I especially recommended it as travel reading for any academic off to their next conference!
A follow-up book is now available too, so that’s your next two conference travel activities taken care of! You’re welcome.