By Lynn C. Miller

In dying of a division Chair, protagonist Miriam Held recounts the occasions of the former fall while she used to be suspected of killing Isabel Vittorio, the chair of her division and her former lover. The debatable and opposite Vittorio was once, on the time of her demise, trying to block the rent of an excellent African American woman professor. Already lower than siege for her makes an attempt to extend range on campus, Miriam is pressured to guard her popularity and her existence. As she searches for the reality, Miriam amasses proof that leaves few pals and associates loose from suspicion. either a vintage whodunit and a witty satire, dying of a division Chair dramatizes how groups can create the very weather of distrust and paranoia that victimizes them.

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Miriam made the mistake of replying: “You should be. ” When Miriam didn’t reply, a crafty look crept into Isabel’s face. “So I’ll be sick. And then what? You’ll leave me because you think I’m a drunk? Is that it? I didn’t know you were such a prude. Miss Prim, Mir-i-am,” she chanted and laughed. “I don’t think you’re a drunk,” Miriam said, exasperated. Although, the truth was, she disliked surly drinkers and this evening prompted the thought that Isabel appeared to be one of those. ” “To leave or not to leave.

Dean Hansen had appointed her interim chair, something that seemed to happen to her every few years when a crisis arose. She thought bitterly how when she had wanted the chairpersonship six months ago, Isabel had managed to snare the position. Her insides felt hollow yet 39 sore, and she genuinely wished Isabel were alive and still inhabiting the large office in the southeast corner of the seventh floor. She had spent the day fielding calls—from enterprising reporters, panicked parents, anxious colleagues.

Let me pull out my scorecard. Let’s see, Miss Scarlet was in the ballroom with the knife after all . ” “God,” Bettina brought her coffee cup to the table with a dull thunk. “Paula Fabian. Dennis is on a search committee with Isabel, 30 and he said Paula is a finalist for the joint position between Drama and Lit. and Rhetoric. And get this: Isabel had been pulling strings for Paula this time, lining up the committee. ” “She reversed course and viciously attacked her. ” “No. Unfortunately, they were alone.

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