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- DescriptionAt St. Mello's College in Santa Fe, the egghead mainly-male faculty who teach the Great Books List curriculum are dying, one each month, in horrible accidents. The college administration and the local police are satisfied with that verdict, but new Writing Tutor Jack Nowan isn't. At 35, with a fresh-minted Ph.D. and his first university job, he's on the bottom rung. With the help of the cool and lovely Mercy Torcher, the Egyptian-eyed Assistant Director of Admissions and Relations, and Artemisia Parse, a retired lady professor from England, East Coast transplant Jack Nowan slowly realizes that someone is murdering the tutors of St. Mello's, and sets about figuring out who, and why. Every person connected with St. Mello's seems to be idiosyncratic or bitter eugh to be the culprit, as Jack stalks his colleagues, stumbling through a wickedly outrageous mix of Anglos, Hispanics, and Indians.
- Author BiographyFIL LEWITT, an American, lives tri-nationally in the US, Japan, and Thailand. He has worked as a jazz musician, dishwasher, store clerk, restaurant cook, logger, mill worker, hotel gardener, farmer, designer, carpenter, and university teacher. Lewitt grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, went to too many fancy schools, moved to San Francisco, then to Pescadero, California, where he lived in an early commune which was also a nudist park, then to Mendocino, California, where he ran a Zen Buddhist farm commune, then on to Japan and Thailand. As well as living in all these places, he travels a lot, with shorter living stints in Boston, Santa Fe, Venezia, and Paris. He is the author of three novels, all available from CreateSpace.com / Amazon.com. Working in a genre he works in lit-pop, his novels are all very funny and serious at the same time. His debut novel, TIGHT, is both a satirical novel about the sexual revolution of the 1960s in San Francisco and a thriller involving the kidnap of a beautiful young Asian woman. His second novel, DEAD WHITE MALES, set in Santa Fe in the 1990s, is a riotous view of so-called higher education featuring truly oddball faculty members and an on-campus serial killer. His third novel, MILLENNIAL BLUES, takes place at the turn of the millennium in a small town near Santa Fe which a cult leader has taken over, and a new woman detective on the SFPD goes undercover to solve a rash of heists and murders. Lewitt does not write series or supermarket-shelf novels, which may account for his rather large collection of personalized rejection slips telling him that although he writes really well, his books might be a hard sell to publishing conglomerates looking for quick bucks in mass-market series. He has also published a lot of poetry and articles in various magazines. The author can be reached at .
- Author(s)Fil Lewitt
- Date of Publication17/08/2008
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight299 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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