Bloody genius / John Sandford.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of PC culture. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? Then someone winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate...and he soon comes to realize he's dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs."-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780525536611
      0525536612
    • Accession Number:
      2019033848
    • Accession Number:
      on1099449509
      1099449509
    • Accession Number:
      fay.666740
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SANDFORD, J. Bloody genius. [s. l.]: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019. ISBN 9780525536611. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666740. Acesso em: 25 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Sandford J. Bloody Genius. G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666740. Accessed May 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Sandford, J. (2019). Bloody genius. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sandford, John. 2019. Bloody Genius. A Virgil Flowers Novel: [Bk. 12]. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666740.
    • Harvard:
      Sandford, J. (2019) Bloody genius. G. P. Putnam’s Sons (A Virgil Flowers novel: [bk. 12]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666740 (Accessed: 25 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sandford, J 2019, Bloody genius, A Virgil Flowers novel: [bk. 12], G. P. Putnam’s Sons, viewed 25 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Sandford, John. Bloody Genius. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666740.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sandford, John. Bloody Genius. A Virgil Flowers Novel: [Bk. 12]. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666740.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sandford J. Bloody genius [Internet]. G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 2019 [cited 2020 May 25]. (A Virgil Flowers novel: [bk. 12]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666740

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2

*Starred Review* Virgil Flowers is an agent for Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Suspects and witnesses underestimate him because of his longish hair, propensity for rock-band T-shirts, and laid-back demeanor. A prominent medical doctor and researcher at the University of Minnesota is murdered in a study carrel in the university library. Barthelemy Quill was a multiple divorcée and the son of a prominent, wealthy family. His department was involved in an academic turf war, and, as Virgil comes to understand, there are few as ruthless as academic bureaucrats. But murder? The wealthy Quill family exerts its power over the governor when local law enforcement doesn't make progress on the case, prompting Virgil's involvement. Examining the crime scene, he finds evidence that there was probably a sexual encounter in the study carrel. Why there? That's the first thread Virgil tugs. Then there's the project on which Quill was working, in competition with a rival medical researcher. Or does the motive lie in something far more mundane? Flowers remains one of the great modern fictional detectives, and Sandford, as always, supplies amazing secondary characters, sharp dialogue, and plots that confound and amaze. A near-perfect crime novel. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 May

Two departments at the local university have carried their heated culture-wars differences too far: someone has ended up dead, and Virgil Flowers gets the call. But he's never met such crazy people.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2019 October

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.]—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 August #2

Bestseller Sandford's compulsively readable 12th novel featuring astute Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers (after 2018's Holy Ghost) will please fair play fans. Thanks to some string-pulling, Flowers gets assigned to assist the Minneapolis PD with the investigation of a homicide at the University of Minnesota that has stalled two weeks after the crime. Someone bashed in the head of Barthelemy Quill with a laptop in the university library in the middle of the night; Quill, a professor who worked in a lab specializing in spinal injuries, was in the midst of a romantic rendezvous at the time. The dead man's sister, a major political campaign donor, prevailed on the governor to add resources to the case, a decision not welcomed by the veteran police detective in charge. Flowers finds no shortage of suspects, including a map thief and an academic rival whose theories were denounced as bunk by Quill during one of her lectures. Readers who like a bit of unrepentant wiseass in their sleuths will find Flowers fits the bill. Sandford makes blending humor and mystery look easy. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2019 August #2

Bestseller Sandford's compulsively readable 12th novel featuring astute Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers (after 2018's Holy Ghost) will please fair play fans. Thanks to some string-pulling, Flowers gets assigned to assist the Minneapolis PD with the investigation of a homicide at the University of Minnesota that has stalled two weeks after the crime. Someone bashed in the head of Barthelemy Quill with a laptop in the university library in the middle of the night; Quill, a professor who worked in a lab specializing in spinal injuries, was in the midst of a romantic rendezvous at the time. The dead man's sister, a major political campaign donor, prevailed on the governor to add resources to the case, a decision not welcomed by the veteran police detective in charge. Flowers finds no shortage of suspects, including a map thief and an academic rival whose theories were denounced as bunk by Quill during one of her lectures. Readers who like a bit of unrepentant wiseass in their sleuths will find Flowers fits the bill. Sandford makes blending humor and mystery look easy. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.