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PUBLISHED Spring 2007 (USA)
September 2007 (UK)

ISBN: 1590584139
Poisoned Pen Press
Published 2007-04
Hardcover, $24.95 (192p)
Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Women Sleuths

Publishers' blurb

Academia (n.): a profession filled with bad food, knee-jerk liberalism, and murder...

Praise for Murdering Americans...

"The fun in the eleventh Robert Amiss and Baroness 'Jack' Troutbeck novel starts on the very first page and doesn't stop until the very last...The Amiss/Troutbeck novels are comic mysteries in the cozy style: small casts, small settings, big laughs. Edwards doesn't let a single opportunity to poke fun pass her by.
Booklist starred review

"Edwards pens a scathing...attack on over-the-top PC."
Kirkus Reviews

"provocative, humurous...Dudley Edwards wittily satirizes political correctness in this past-paced academic romp."
Publishers Weekly

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Murdering Americans — Guardian review , (Poisoned Pen Press, £15.95)

Having cut a swathe through the British establishment with her satirical novels, Dudley Edwards fixes her sights on American academia. Her protagonist, the outspoken rightwinger Baroness Troutbeck, accepts the post of distinguished visiting professor at an Indiana university, where she finds both staff and students ensnared in the sort of politically correct tangle that would turn the most knee-jerk liberal into a savage reactionary. Undaunted by the suspicious death of the provost, the baroness takes on the thought police with her customary aplomb. An entertaining, provocative read.
Laura Wilson in the Guardian, 8 September 2007.

Read Ruth's article Making Fun of Academics in the Winter 2006-7 edition of the Mystery Readers Journal.


Killing the Emperors

Killing The Emperors: UK paperback edition published in July 2013 by Allison & Busby. Published in 2012 in the US by Poisoned Pen Press; published in the UK by Allison & Busby.

All Ruth's fiction is now back in print.

Ruth at Poisoned Pen Bookshop in Arizona, run by her editor, Barbara Peters, who is married to her publisher at Poisoned Pen, Rob Rosenwald.

‘This blithe series puts itself on the side of the angels by merrily, and staunchly, subverting every tenet of political correctness.’
Patricia Craig in The Independent
All novels, except Murdering Americans, are available in BBC Audio Books, read by the brilliant Bill Wallis.


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