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Math professor Sophie Knowles is looking forward to some time off for the summer, but things do not go as planned. The graduates are complaining about the mayor who gave the commencement address, one student is upset about her grade and vents on social media, and just when she is about to escape all of the drama to take a stroll with her helicopter pilot boyfriend, they’re interrupted by the mayor himself as he falls into the campus fountain with a knife in his back. Sophie dives into all the scandal and corruption that seems to connect to the mayor and finds his killer.

©2019 Camille Minichinio (P)2020 David N. Wilson

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Great read!

Very suspenseful and with the twists and turns, you never know who the killer is until the end. Love the math puns throughout the book! The narrator keeps you engaged and the accents are spot on!

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A Function of Murder

I enjoy the Sophie Knowles series, In this third installment, it felt like Sophie was acting a bit out of character as compared to the previous two books. That could be because people keep dying around her! This is a good clean series with characters you can actually like!

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Interesting mystery

I do enjoy a book with a strong, smart woman. I like that Sophie is a Professor who is into puzzles, is independent, and not at all weak or weepy. Good story and good mystery. I thought the narrator did a good job. Her voice was mature and confident enough to portray the main characters well

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A Function of Murder is an entertaining and enjoyable light cozy mystery. My only complaint is that the pace seemed to slow down towards the end during the climax. I couldn't stand the suspense and skipped ahead a bit. overall I enjoyed this cozy mystery and look forward to the next book.

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1+ 1= murder (a fun mystery)

I enjoyed this light cozy mystery. This is the third book in the Sophie Knowles series and you can listen to them in any order because each book is a stand alone mystery. The characters are interesting and the setting unusual enough to keep your attention and you don't get bogged down by numbers, even though the main character a professor. The author has suck to the mystery which is what I like and the maths and puzzles are very much in the background and are a fun distraction. The mystery was good and kept you guessing, as well as giving you little clues as to the killers identity. Look forward to the next book. Sophie is looking forward to the end another school year but when the key note speaker pulls out at the last moment, a controversial speaker is found. The mayor has the faculty and even the students divide but when he turns up stabbed by one of the graduation gifts, Sophie is the one to find him. His very words last his lips was Sophie's very own name. Sophie didn't even know he new who she was, so why would be be asking for her help? Trying to help a young naive student who is too attached to the married man, puts Sophie on the killers radar. But is it the killer or a unhappy student that seems to be targeting her? I liked the narrator and thought she did a good job with all the voices needed to bring the story live. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.