When there's murder at St. Swithun's Collegfe - and there always is - you can find Father Dietrich Shrader on the case, using his remarkable philosophical skills to unlock the darkest mysteries of life and death (usually the latter). In this first book of the entertaining series, Professor Shrader calls on the philosophical principle of Ockham's razor to solve wealthy college benefactor J. Garrison Nielson's murder.
There are lots of laughs and a healthy dose of classical education mixed into this satirical jaunt through an imaginative and well-crafted murder mystery. From eccentric professors who spend years researching seemingly ueseless and obscure bits of knowledge, to air-headed students and petty administrators who can't even spell "scholarship" - no one gets a PASS from the authors' humorous critique.
The frolicsome pace and witty satire will turn the pages for you as Father Shrader sifts through centuries of wisdom to unravel another mystery tied tighter than a Marzipanian fisher's knot.