Murder Uptown by Donna Hill

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Well aware that a killer is stalking her, Melvina continues her investigation into the grisly circumstances surrounding the death of Professor Paul Baskin, and she begins to suspect that someone at the university is to blame.

About Donna Hill

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Donna Hill has 19 published novels to her credit, including "In My Bedroom" and "Divas, Inc.," and has been featured in "Essence," the "New York Daily News," "USA Today," "Today's Black Woman," and "Black Enterprise," among many others. She works full-time as a public relations associate for the Queens Public Library system and organizes author-centered events and workshops through her promotions and management company, Imagenouveau. Donna lives with her family in New York City. You can visit her at
Published March 1, 1992 by Carroll & Graf Pub. 216 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Actually murder midtown, since Fuller College seems a dead ringer for Hunter, home to children's author Hill, who wields the conventions of the academic whodunit--who killed sarcastic, philandering Paul Baskin (Sociology) and stuffed his body into the cafeteria trash?-- with a torpid hand.

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Roiling academic politics at a fictional branch of the City University of New York set the scene for a reasonably competent, if unexciting debut mystery by the author of Joseph Smith: The First Mormon as well as several children's books.

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