This was my very first time reading a cozy mystery series that featured brain teasers, puzzles and a mathematician professor and I loved every minute of it. She also makes math puzzles and brain teasers for several publications. The same goes with mysteries of course and this first in a series about college math teacher Sophie Knowles is a treat. On the surface, it is a lot what I like - mysteries, math, puzzles, etc. Sophie Knowles, protagonist of this new mystery series, reminds me of my very first high school math teacher whose name, sadly, I forget who made algebra and geometry fun for me. While I wasn't wild about this book, I'd be interested to read Sophie's future adventures. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
I liked that even though this was the first book her partner was already established so I didn't have to slug through a tedious get-together plotline. Ada Madison has 2 other series: Miniature Mysteries as Margaret Grace about an amateur sleuth who does doll houses and other miniature crafts and the Periodic Table Mysteries as Camille Minichino about a retired physicist who helps solve crimes - she got to oxygen before changing to a short story format for fluorine. Treating the murder like one of the brain teasers that she loves so much, Sophie begins to ask questions from all whom she suspects - which turns out to be almost everyone! Even more certain that Rachel is innocent, Sophie has to find a way to convince the authorities of it. Appleton is being difficult about her thesis for him. We never actually meet him, but a fellow professor who was disliked in life, he turns out to have been a The protagonist of this series is a math professor at a small liberal arts college in Massachusetts whose passion is helping math fearful students become comfortable with the subject.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. Keith Appleton who has said he will not give her the needed recommendation. Where mathematics is mentioned, the lingo is accurate.
For the rest, protagonist Sophie Knowles is a mathematics professor at a small private college in Massachusetts. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Publishing. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Maybe this is just because Gil attacked Sophie, but I can't even figure out why Gil did that. .
My only complaint is that in the middle the pace slowed a bit while Sophie was trying to work her way through the suspects. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Appleton is found po Series: 1st in Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries Main Character: Math Professor Sophie Knowles who creates puzzles for publication in her spare time Setting: Modern day, Henley Massachusetts Obtained Through: Publisher for an honest review. I enjoyed getting a glimpse at life as a professor, both the good getting the chance to help young people succeed in college and the bad academic politics. Though I should add that while it wasn't too shabby, it also wasn't too good. I just finished reading it on Kindle.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. This may contains spoilers so proceed with caution. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Note: This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list. All that said and ranted over and raged about, I swear the book wasn't bad. She was told repeatedly to not investigate on her own, she agreed, yet kept at it.
Ariana is constantly trying to get Sophie to loosen up and enjoy things like beading and meeting new people, when Sophie would be satisfied staying home and working on a puzzle. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. The only possible answer is for Sophie to eliminate the lowest common denominator from campus herself. Appleton is found poisoned and the pages of Rachel's thesis are scattered around him it appears she killed him. This was a pretty fun cozy mystery.
Well done, Ren, your choices are getting better! As the years have gone by I've become more interested in, for example, algebra, and do quadratic equations for fun - they are so much more relaxing than reading serious literature because they have a definitive answer with little ambiguity. While I only have a basic understanding of math - I definitely had a better understanding back in my college days - I absolutely love puzzles, so I found the premise behind this series very enticing to read. All pages and cover are intact including the dust cover, if applicable. I will try the next book in this series with the hope that, what I consider clumsy attempts, will be smoothed out for a completely enjoyable read. Generally it just felt very orchestrated which was more exasperating than entertaining.
Then click to enter your own votes on its mathematical content and literary quality or send me comments to post on this Webpage. Sophie is supposed to create puzzles as a hobby published under a pseudonym, at the request of her dean and the book cover claims that there a few puzzles at the end for the reader. So it doesn't surprise Sophie when her assistant Rachel shares that Dr. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Sophie Knowles, a much loved math teacher at Henley College, must add up the clues to prove her assistant's innocence when she is accused of killing Dr. Also, apparently she has written other mysteries under the name Camille Minichino.