Desmond Cory The Catalyst

ISBN 13: 9780312058326

The Catalyst

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Dobie, a professor of math and the prime suspect in the murder of his wife and her friend, searches for a link between their murder and the death of a former student

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An amiably goofy puzzler from veteran Cory (The Circe Complex, Bennett, etc.) that takes absent-minded Cardiff math prof John Dobie from the inquest on his barely remembered former student Sammy Cantwell--where he meets attractive pathologist Kate Coyle--to an appointment the same evening at the house of his wife Jenny's friend Jane Corder, where he's drugged, tied up, and made to witness her murder, and then freed by the police. Back home, Dobie finds Jane's body in Jenny's bed--or is it?--because when the police investigate, what they find is Jenny's body in place of Jane's (which obligingly washes ashore next morning). The ingredients of this lightheartedly intricate romp include industrial espionage, primly illicit sex, and an unsurprising murderer; but nearly everything except the ending- -thanks to the company of perpetually dazzled Dobie--seems to be happening for the first time anywhere. Murder most fey--and a gem, if you're in the mood. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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This near-perfect puzzler, written with intelligence and laced with wit, features an eminently appealing protagonist. He is Welsh professor of mathematics John Dobie--amiably sexy, decent and honorable, and endearingly vague except when he's discussing an abstruse mathematical concept. When two murdered women turn up in his bed within the space of a few hours, his perceptive intellect transforms him from the most likely suspect into shrewd amateur sleuth. Dobie not only solves the case by developing syllogistic chains on an IBM computer, he also stumbles into an affecting romance with Dr. Kate Coyle, Cardiff's pinch-hitting pathologist. Cory ( The Circe Complex ) is a Briton living in Cyprus.
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