A Deadly Indifference: A Henry Spearman Mystery

A Deadly Indifference: A Henry Spearman Mystery

by Marshall Jevons

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Overview

Harvard professor Henry Spearman—an ingenious amateur sleuth who uses economics to size up every situation—is sent by an American entrepreneur to Cambridge, England. Spearman's mission is to scout out for purchase the most famous house in economic science: Balliol Croft, the former dwelling place of Professor Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes’s teacher and the font of modern economic theory. A near miss for the American entrepreneur and the shocking and bizarre murder of Nigel Hart, the master of Bishop’s College, soon make it clear that the whole affair is risky business. When a second corpse turns up, Spearman is jolted into realizing that his own life is in peril as he finds himself face to face with the most diabolical killer in his experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691164168
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,207,978
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marshall Jevons is the pen name of Kenneth G. Elzinga, the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, and William Breit of Trinity University (1933–2011). Together they wrote two other Henry Spearman mystery novels under the Jevons pseudonym: The Fatal Equilibrium (Ballantine) and Murder at the Margin (Princeton). Elzinga, as Marshall Jevons, most recently wrote The Mystery of the Invisible Hand (Princeton).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Remains to Be Seen 1

Chapter 2 Train to Cambridge 5

Chapter 3 Punting on the Cam 11

Chapter 4 Breakfast with Mrs. Saltmarsh 17

Chapter 5 Balliol Croft 23

Chapter 6 The Humpty Dumpty Theorem 33

Chapter 7 Cambridge Controversies 41

Chapter 8 Balliol Croft Lost 49

Chapter 9 The Master's Lodge 53

Chapter 10 The Bentham Society Dines 63

Chapter 11 A Deadly Indifference 69

Chapter 12 The Apostles 73

Chapter 13 The Cam Revisited

Chapter 14 The Poor Yank 93

Chapter 15 Balliol Croft Regained 97

Chapter 16 Ya Got to Have Hart 107

Chapter 17 Much Ado about Maps 115

Chapter 18 Grantchester's Miss Marple 123

Chapter 19 Adverse Selection 133

Chapter 20 The One in the Many, the Many in the One 137

Chapter 21 Warren Thorne Remembers 143

Chapter 22 In King's College Chapel 147

Chapter 23 Partial Analysis 151

Chapter 24 Taking a Stand on Mathematical Bridge 157

Chapter 25 Grave Matters 161

Chapter 26 Professor Spearman Professes 169

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Siegfried

A Deadly Indifference maintains the high standard authors William Breit and Kenneth G. Elzinga established in their two earlier Henry Spearman mysteries.... This short book will make a great gift.
John J. Siegfried, "Journal of Economic Education"

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"A Deadly Indifference maintains the high standard authors William Breit and Kenneth G. Elzinga established in their two earlier Henry Spearman mysteries.... This short book will make a great gift."—John J. Siegfried, Journal of Economic Education

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