Troubador Badger, Boomer and Bathroom Bob

Released: 01/04/2013

ISBN: 9781780884035

Format: Paperback

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Badger, Boomer and Bathroom Bob


The befuddled and beleaguered dean of a small, struggling law school is confronted by the apparent embezzlement of financial aid funds, the murder of two students under bizarre circumstances, the rape of a young secretary, declining applications for admission (no surprise, under the circumstances) and an unhappy, mutinous faculty. Predictably, his job is in jeopardy.

The institution where he works – improbably named Crabshaw School of the Law and located in a renovated brassiere factory – is populated by a quirky, engaging group of professorial misfits with student-conferred nicknames like Boomer, Junker, Mattress Head and Bathroom Bob. The dean must deal with them and also with Allison Fetherheft, a forbidding, immensely obese female Provost, who the students usually refer to as Dean Dreadnaught. The crimes and problems are interrelated, but the clues to their resolution point in different directions – if they point anywhere at all. Twisting and turning, punctuated by bouts of unexpected humor and farce, the story rollicks along to its final resolution.

Badger, Boomer and Bathroom Bob is a pacy murder mystery, shot through with satire and humour, that leads to an unanticipated and startling conclusion. Author John?Wilson reads widely in a number of genres. This book is a must-read for anyone who enjoyed watching Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther, as well as fans of crime and suspense fiction.

Books Monthly

It's literate and entertaining, and I'm impressed on all scores. In particular you have a gift for Dickensian names (Prigley, Fetherheft, Heidelschmidt), and the set pieces are great: the chaos of graduation, and above all the deterioration of the faculty meeting from impeachment to pencils. When comes the next one? Do let me know.

by Hamilton Robinson

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