The Stitcher File

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Words are the weapons of choice in a cloistered environment like academia, where material stakes are so low and reputation is the currency. Author John Janovy, Jr. has thrived in this setting and knows it well. He has published over a hundred scientific papers, eleven trade books by major publishers, and the leading textbook in his discipline (Foundations of Parasitology, McGraw-Hill, with L. S. Roberts and S. A. Nadler). He has also written the script for an internationally televised film based on his books about the western plains (Keith County Journal, 1985, Nebraska ETV, 16mm and video, 58min; 1986 Corp. Publ. Broadcasting, 1st place in local information programming category). His book subjects include natural history essays (Keith County Journal, St. Martin's; Vermilion Sea; Houghton Mifflin), high school athletics (Fields of Friendly Strife, Viking, winner of the American Health magazine book award for 1987), anti-intellectualism in America (Comes the Millennium, St. Martin's, as Jack Blake), and higher education (Teaching in Eden, RoutledgeFalmer).
He is the winner of numerous prizes for both teaching and research, including the University of Nebraska's Distinguish Teaching Award, Nebraska Libraries Association Mari Sandoz Award, American Society of Parasitologists Clark P. Read Mentorship Award, and the University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creativity Award. Dr. Janovy has taught large introductory science courses throughout his career; that experience, along with his several administrative positions and service in international scientific organizations, gives him unique insight into the vicious conflicts that often permeate the Ivory Tower. He considers the Gideon Marshall Mystery Series to be in the genre of Literary Mystery.

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The Stitcher File

Authored by John Janovy Jr

With another death at his small, Forbes-listed, liberal arts college in Iowa, Gideon Marshall, unwilling and temporary chair of the Geology Department, gets dumped into even a bigger and more complex mess than he experienced as a result of the first one a year earlier. Instead of the simple heart attack and stroke that felled his predecessor, which was the perfect murder of a despised faculty bully, Marshall now deals with the brutal execution-style shooting of a geology prof, this one a female whose personality has earned her the nickname "Becky Bitcher." THE STITCHER FILE is a sequel to BE CAREFUL, Dr. RENNER.
In THE STITCHER FILE Marshall is put under house arrest because of a note found in the deceased's hands. The victim is found on an ice-covered railroad crossing by the Geology Department accountant. Law enforcement descends on the site, and Marshall ends up with an ankle monitor. Many of the same players that plagued Gideon Marshall in BE CAREFUL, DR. RENNER re-appear in new roles, along with new characters from various law enforcement agencies. RENNER, it turns out, was a victim of a perfect murder scheme. STITCHER is a different matter.

Publication Date:
1505754402 / 9781505754407
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

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