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Bloody genius

by Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-

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"Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back--and his mouth--as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in another one of Sandford's "madly entertaining Virgil Flowers mysteries" (New York Times Book Review)"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Virgil Flowers is an agent for Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Suspects and witnesses underestimate him because of his longish hair, propensity for rock-band T-shirts, and laid-back demeanor. A prominent medical doctor and researcher at the University of Minnesota is murdered in a study carrel in the university library. Barthelemy Quill was a multiple divorcée and the son of a prominent, wealthy family. His department was involved in an academic turf war, and, as Virgil comes to understand, there are few as ruthless as academic bureaucrats. But murder? The wealthy Quill family exerts its power over the governor when local law enforcement doesn't make progress on the case, prompting Virgil's involvement. Examining the crime scene, he finds evidence that there was probably a sexual encounter in the study carrel. Why there? That's the first thread Virgil tugs. Then there's the project on which Quill was working, in competition with a rival medical researcher. Or does the motive lie in something far more mundane? Flowers remains one of the great modern fictional detectives, and Sandford, as always, supplies amazing secondary characters, sharp dialogue, and plots that confound and amaze. A near-perfect crime novel.--Wes Lukowsky Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bestseller Sandford's compulsively readable 12th novel featuring astute Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers (after 2018's Holy Ghost) will please fair play fans. Thanks to some string-pulling, Flowers gets assigned to assist the Minneapolis PD with the investigation of a homicide at the University of Minnesota that has stalled two weeks after the crime. Someone bashed in the head of Barthelemy Quill with a laptop in the university library in the middle of the night; Quill, a professor who worked in a lab specializing in spinal injuries, was in the midst of a romantic rendezvous at the time. The dead man's sister, a major political campaign donor, prevailed on the governor to add resources to the case, a decision not welcomed by the veteran police detective in charge. Flowers finds no shortage of suspects, including a map thief and an academic rival whose theories were denounced as bunk by Quill during one of her lectures. Readers who like a bit of unrepentant wiseass in their sleuths will find Flowers fits the bill. Sandford makes blending humor and mystery look easy. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Series A Virgil Flowers novel
Features Virgil Flowers, member of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, who reports to Lucas Davenport
#1 - Dark of the moon
#2 - Heat lightning
#3 - Rough country
#4 - Bad blood
#5 - Shockwave
#6 - Mad river
#7 - Storm front
#8 - Deadline
#9 - Escape clause
#10 - Deep freeze
#11 - Holy ghost
#12 - Bloody genius
Subjects Flowers, Virgil (Fictitious character) Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780525536628
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