Virgil Flowers is back in Bloody Genius

I wrote last week about what’s coming out next. Hop on over for a look at what’s coming out in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series. And there’s a freebie!

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Today I am reading Bloody Genius by John Sandford, twelfth book in the Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is being brought in on a case involving the murder of a university professor. A good solid police procedural with lots of avenues of investigation to follow. I am about 3/4 of the way through, and they appear to be closing in on the killer, but I’m still not sure whether they have the right guy and that we’ve gotten to the bottom of the motive.

Warnings: language and mature content

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John Sandford, Bloody Genius

At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right?

Then a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate . . . and as he probes the recent ideological unrest, he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.

Tell me what you think!


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