Jeffrey Cruikshank Murder at the B-School

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Murder at the B-School

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9780446616614: Murder at the B-School

Now in paperback--Cruikshank's riveting debut novel that probes murder, pretension, and conspiracy in the halls of Harvard University's famed graduate program.

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Jeffrey Cruikshank is the author and coauthor of numerous books of interest to practicing managers and readers of history. He has written histories of the Harvard Business School, Cummins, New England Electric, Herman Miller, Perdue Farms, and others. He co-wrote The Real Estate Game (with William J. Poorvu), Moving Mountains (with General William G Pagonis), Do Lunch or Be Lunch (with Howard H. Stevenson), and Breaking the Impasse (with Lawrence E. Susskind). He is currently working on a biography of advertising legend Albert Lasker and a History of the United State Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Some fine description helps offset plot weaknesses in this competent first mystery from former Harvard Business School administrator and financial writer Cruikshank (The Greenspan Effect). When Eric MacInnes, a handsome, rich student at the business school, turns up dead in a whirlpool bath in a campus building, Dean Jim Bishop asks Wim Vermeer, a low-level finance professor headed nowhere, to keep the MacInnes family informed about the investigation. That the dean should select the rather lackluster Vermeer for such a sensitive task isn't particularly plausible. Nevertheless, Vermeer goes to the powerful MacInnes family, whose members are predictably hostile when he tries to placate them. Vermeer bumps into Capt. Barbara Brouillard, the Boston police detective assigned to the case, and they agree to work together, an arrangement that again feels forced. Before they've gotten too far, Eric's purported girlfriend, Jeannette Bartlett, jumps off a bridge and another murder follows. The relationship between Vermeer and Brouillard is feasible up to a point, but the leap it later makes leaves the reader behind. The entertaining picture of the world of academic finance and university politics gives the story a bit of an edge.
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