Bloody Genius

Putnam. (Virgil Flowers, Bk. 12). Oct. 2019. 384p. ISBN 9780525536611. $29; ebk. ISBN 9780525536628. M
After Professor Quill’s body is found in his library carrel at the University of Minnesota, the local police are stumped. Two weeks later, Dr. Quill’s well-connected, wealthy sister calls the governor. Virgil Flowers from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is assigned to assist the Minneapolis police. He teams with Sgt. Maggie Trane to put the pieces together in a case that seems to have no connecting links. Is it a former student, a former patient, someone with a grudge? There are too many suspects and numerous angles in this fast-paced, intensifying adventure. As always, the investigation is intricately plotted, while details of Flowers’s family life are included for fans of the character.
VERDICT Sandford’s readers will welcome the 12th book in the best-selling “Virgil Flowers” series, following Holy Ghost. The irreverent humor and language is perfect for the unconventional law officer in the darkly entertaining series. [See Prepub Alert, 4/8/19.]
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