fredag den 16. april 2010

Margot Kinberg, B-Very Flat (2010)



This American crime novel is the second in the series about Joel Williams, the academic detective.

Serena Brinkman is a sophomore student at Tilton University. She is busy following her courses, she has to practice several hours every day for an important violin contest, and just like any other student she tries to squeeze in time with her friends and Patricia Stanley, her lover.

Though Serena is a pretty and considerate young girl, she is not without enemies or rivals. The young photographer Tony Ferguson from the Tilton yearbook falls in love with Serena when he interviews her for the yearbook, and he is not happy when he realizes he has been slighted for a girl. Troy Brinkman is Serena´s cousin and good friend, but how far will he go to get rid of his gambling debts? The violinist Michelle Park likes Serena, but winning the competition is decisive for her with her humble background, and another fellow student, Marcie Bratton, struggles hard to keep a secret which might destroy her future career.

And how many of them know that Serena is allergic to peanuts?

When things go horribly wrong, Patricia appeals to Dr Joel Williams, her advisor, for help to solve the case, as she is certain Serena would never eat anything that wasn´t safe for her.

See my review of Publish or Perish, and here you can find Margot Kinberg´s fantastic blog.

This book was a gift from my husband. I read it for the What´s in a Name Challenge: music term.

11 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - Thank you so very much for mentioning B-Very FLat It means a lot to me that you highlighted it : ).

....Petty Witter sagde ...

Good to have you back, computer restored to it's former glory.

Martin Edwards sagde ...

This is certainly one I look forward to reading!

lilly sagde ...

Hhmmm, sounds like an interesting crime novel. It's crazy that you talk about it and read it and I live in the States and haven't even heard of it. How sad :(
It just shows that sometimes it just doesn't matter where one lives as far as books go :)

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: it was a pleasure to read it.

Tracy: thank you! I have not quite finished restoring the computer (adding programmes, files etc takes hours).

Martin: oh, so it is also on your shelf :D

Lilly: if I didn´t know Margot through her blog and our friendfeed community, I might not have found her books either, but she has an excellent blog, and she is a very good blog friend!

Kelly sagde ...

Glad to see you blogging and commenting again! I've been gone a few days myself and just now trying to get caught up.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Kelly.

It is amazing how much time you suddenly spend on blogging, isn´t it? Small wonder that I had time to read an extra novel or two while my computer was away.

Beth F sagde ...

Welcome back! And looks like you got a lot done when offline. Thanks for introducing me to this author -- whom I still haven't read.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Beth.

I think Margot captures the university environment very well so you´d probably enjoy her mysteries.

Kathleen A. Ryan sagde ...

Thanks for profiling Margot and her book ~ it sounds wonderful! I'm a Margot fan, too ~ she has a great blog...so informative.

Dorte H sagde ...

Kathleen: Margot´s blogs is one of those you *have* to visit every day!