"Shows off Dobson's command of feeding readers small clues that lead them in circles until the solution is revealed. Fans of academic mysteries will savor this one." -Library Journal
Karen Pelletier is about to realize her dream. After six years in the English Department at New England's exclusive Enfield College, she is up for a tenured position. But when her rival for the one available tenured spot is found dead from an overdose of Peyote buttons, 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 the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Whiteness Studies. 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. Her first Professor Karen Pelletier academic mystery was an Agatha Award nominee. Death Without Tenure is sixth in the series. Joanne and her husband live in the New York City area and have three grown children.