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Recent Publications: Third Mystery from Michael and Annette Schiffer

Michael Brian Schiffer (M.A. 1972, Ph.D. 1973), the Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and Annette Schiffer have just published Book 3 in their mystery series, The Oak Grove Chronicles: A Tough Nut to Crack. Professors at the university are encouraged to become entrepreneurs, and many succeed with lucrative inventions. What could possibly go wrong? For starters, murder! The university’s biggest rainmaker, a professor of engineering, is found dead in a stairwell. Follow the renowned crime-solving duo—Alan Bluestein, Senior Detective in the sheriff’s department, and Dr. Laura Mancini, forensic archaeologist—as they work through a long list of potential suspects. In addition to solving the murder, their investigation exposes two unexpected scandals at the university! A Tough Nut to Crack has the Schiffers’ usual heart-warming mix of silly and serious, guaranteeing an enjoyable read. Book 3 is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and can be ordered at any bookstore. Books 1 (A Buzz about Campus) and 2 (Holy Smoke!) already have ebook versions. (Anthro News date: 9/20/2019)