Death of a Department Chair: A Novel by Lynn C. Miller

By Lynn C. Miller

In loss of life of a division Chair, protagonist Miriam Held recounts the occasions of the former fall while she was once suspected of killing Isabel Vittorio, the chair of her division and her former lover. The arguable and opposite Vittorio was once, on the time of her loss of life, trying to block the lease of an excellent African American girl professor. Already less than siege for her makes an attempt to extend variety on campus, Miriam is compelled to shield her acceptance and her lifestyles. As she searches for the reality, Miriam amasses facts that leaves few neighbors and associates loose from suspicion. either a vintage whodunit and a witty satire, dying of a division Chair dramatizes how groups can create the very weather of distrust and paranoia that victimizes them.

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Sergeant Crane will have to know this, I suppose,” Miriam 43 brooded. “Actually, the best thing is for Hannah to call Crane herself and explain she was here, and . ” Vivian’s look was severe. ” Miriam searched Vivian’s face. ” “But there is a conflict of interest,” Vivian said shrewdly, crossing her arms across her chest. ” “I see what you mean,” Miriam spoke slowly. “But, still, it isn’t as if Hannah had a grudge against Isabel, if you see what I mean, and that is what the police would be looking for.

No. Unfortunately, they were alone. In her office. ” The two women stared at each other a moment. Fiona looked away first. “Poor Dennis. ” Bettina glanced behind her and leaned in closer, her shoulders hunched over the table. ” Fiona made a face. “It’s just so improbable. Hannah is Jewish. I mean, you know Isabel’s views about . . well, she’s such a—” “An anti-Semite as well as a racist? Go on, you can say it. It’s not news. Isabel Vittorio has blocked every initiative we’ve had to increase minority faculty.

Looks ten years younger. We make plans to have dinner. April 14 Wish I could say it had been more suspenseful. Hannah hasn’t had much of a sex life in a while. If I’m any judge— & I don’t think I’ve lost my touch on that front. Still . . all very nice. I’m right about the tone: nice legs, nicer breasts. ” Her voice low . . & shy, too. ” Can’t decide how I feel about the nickname. Bella— the one Mama gave me. ” Try to ask nicely. All the while tracing a line from her navel to her collarbone. Lovely.

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