"An amusing mystery"
The State University of Michigan at Michiganopolis is a
strange place to be. More so if you are associate
professor Nick Hoffman, wanting tenure while knowing that
every faction of your department despises you. The
administration hates him because he's a net for trouble.
In the years he has been teaching there he has been
directly involved in quite a few homicide investigations,
beaten up to many times to mention, and been the victim in
an arson episode. His name has been featured quite
prominently in the papers but publicity involving the
University has been negative.
Although Nick is trying to stay out of the limelight he
just can't seem to manage it especially when the voluptuous
Juno Dromgoole comes to him for help. Someone is stalking
her and sending her threatening phone calls and letters
threatening violence towards her. Soon the threats turn
nasty leaving them determined to find for themselves who it
is conducting this reign of terror.
BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE is an intriguing amateur sleuth
novel starring a very likable and vulnerable hero who has
the most amazing capacity to give of himself to those he
cares about. The antics of the college professor, human
beings who are supposed to be an example, are so bizarre
that they come across as believable. Lev Raphael has
written another fascinating installment in the Nick Hoffman
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 13, 2001