After six years in the English Department at New England's exclusive Enfield College, Karen Pelletier is up for a tenured position. But when her rival for the one available spot is found dead, Karen is first on the list of suspects. Now a homicide cop with a grudge against Lieutenant Charlie Piotrowski, the love of Karen's life, is breathing down her neck.
On campus, political passions rage, inflamed by the politically-correct English Department chair and by a Distinguished Visiting Professor. Two of Karen's favorite students are caught up in the furor. Will Karen be able to survive the investigation, protect her students, and find a permanent niche in the world of academe, all without her beloved Charlie, now serving with the National Guard in Iraq?
Joanne Dobson teaches English at Fordham University. Death Without Tenure is her sixth Karen Pelletier mystery. Joanne and her husband live in the New York City area and have three grown children.