by S. J. Gazan and Charlotte Barslund
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When a widely disliked professor is found murdered in his office, tormented young police superintendent Soren Marhauge investigates numerous suspects, including an embittered Ph.D. hopeful and the victim's pregnant ex-wife.
Illustration of woman and books.
December 11, 2013 Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that 9 of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery and more.
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