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Bloody Halls

(The first book in the Jack Marston Mysteries series)
A novel by

When Jack Marston took a position at an unusual urban institution, he didn't expect to find himself involved in murder and suicide. But working with adult students is sure to be a new an interesting challenge.

Back home in Minneapolis, Jack is starting a new relationship and a job as head of Student Services at campus-less City College. It appears to be a calm satisfying life. Settling in, he puts his talent as an amateur actor into play and is selected for the lead in Ibsen's "Enemy of the People" at the college. Without warning, his life takes a strange twist and Jack find himself playing altogether different roles.

A student is brutally murdered and the college president assigns Jack to liaise with the police. Though homicide investigator is not in his job description, he is soon forced to scrutinize faculty and staff. He soon sees the irony as well as the difficulties of his parallel roles.

In the end he is forced to solve a murder to save himself, a colleague, and his obligation to the students of the institution.


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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: Bloody Halls (Jack Marston Mystery Book One) (Jack Marston Mysteries)
Author(s): Carl Brookins
ISBN: 1-59080-570-4 / 978-1-59080-570-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Echelon Press Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA