Bookaday: Sounds of Murder by Patricia Rockwell

Sounds of MurderSounds of Murder - cozy mystery

When Psychology Professor Pamela Barnes discovers her department's star researcher, Charlotte Clark, strangled to death in the computer lab, she's determined to find the killer. Will an audio recording of the murder allow Pamela to use her expertise in acoustics to identify the killer? Or will Pamela’s aggressive attempts to solve the crime lead to a face-to-face confrontation with a subtle and wily murderer? SOUNDS OF MURDER introduces a different type of amateur sleuth—one who solves crimes using sound waves. Patricia Rockwell’s novel takes you behind the walls of academia and into the intriguing world of university politics and high-stakes research—a world Rockwell knows well from her over forty years of college teaching and research. Here’s a unique cozy mystery--full of excitement, humor, and romance.

Purchase Info: $14.95 paperback, 99 cents e-book (during the holidays)

Author Info:

Patricia Rockwell has spent most of her life teaching. From small liberal arts colleges to large regional universities—and even a brief stint in a high school, her background in education is extensive. Her Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees are from the University of Nebraska in Speech and her Ph.D. is from the University of Arizona in Communication. She was on the faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for thirteen years, retiring in 2007. Her publications are extensive, with over 20 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, several textbooks, and a research book published by Edwin Mellen Press. In addition to publications, she served for eight years as editor of the Louisiana Communication Journal. Her research focuses primarily on deception, sarcasm, and vocal cues. Dr. Rockwell is presently living in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband Milt, also a retired educator. SOUNDS OF MURDER is her first novel.

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