Murder at Oklahoma by Jack M. Bickham
Phyllis “Flip” Ryan is a tall, leggy, blonde studying for Ph. D. in electrical engineering. She has trouble with people taking her seriously as they don’t expect supermodels to be interested in how things work. But Flip has been working hard on her studies and has proved all wrong.
But then Flip is propelled in another direction. When the star of the English department and famous author of Southern romances, Dr. Lilith Weilman, is murdered; Flip decides to take on the case and discover who the killer is.
This won’t be easy as Lilith had plenty of secrets and enemies.
Besides that someone has gone through a lot of trouble to erase information from her computer, information that would be vital in tracking down the killer.
As Flip prepares to use her cool logic and sizzling intellect at this puzzle, she must tread carefully in order to protect her university and her life.
Thoughts After Reading:
I really don’t like this mystery as it is not memorable.
Yes it is so bad that my brain is unable to keep any part of it in my mind, it is so just so forgettable.
I thought the characters and the story were super bland. I’ve read this three times and the only thing that stays rooted in my mind is that the English professor’s like to LARP which Flip found insane.
I also recall how the book seemed unfinished at the end with Flip contemplating her future goals with the future of her current relationship. Her boyfriend doesn’t want to leave the area as he is doing well at work, but Flip knows she will have to move to find work. It almost felt like the author was planning on writing another novel, but I guess he just was unsure how to end this one as their are no sequels and this book was published in 1998.
The rest of it was boring, bland, and just not worth your time. Just skip it.
For more mysteries that are not in a series, go to The Dashwood Sisters Tell All: A Modern Day Novel of Jane Austen
For more murder mysteries featuring college students, go to Good, Clean, Murder