ReQueered Tales releases 2nd Lev Raphael novel
Nick Hoffman / Academic Mystery Series continues THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS by Lev Raphael
LOS ANGELES—June 9, 2020—ReQueered Tales is restoring award-winning gay and lesbian fiction to print with a focus on mystery, literary and sci-fi genres. Since May 2019, we’ve reintroduced twelve authors to old friends and a new generation of readers. Lev Raphael returns with book two in his Nick Hoffman series – “THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS”.
“Is vulgar literary taste sufficient motive for murder? Actually, killing is too kind for the vindictive scholars in Lev Raphael’s maliciously funny campus mystery The Edith Wharton Murders.” — Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
Nick Hoffman, desperate to get tenure, has been saddled with a thankless task: coordinating a conference on Edith Wharton that will demonstrate how his department and his university supports women’s issues. There’s been widespread criticism that SUM is really the State University of Men. Problem is, he’s forced to invite two warring Wharton societies, and the conflict between rival scholars escalates from mudslinging to murder. Nick’s job and whole career are on the line unless he can help solve the case and salvage the conference.
“A savagely funny satire of academic pretensions and posturings.
Definitely on my list of the year’s best!” – Dean James, Simon Kirby-Jones series
Originally published in 1998, this new edition contains a 2020 foreword by Gregory Ashe as well as a new introduction by the author.
THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS, A Nick Hoffman / Academic Mystery by Lev Raphael 278 pgs • ISBN 978-1-951092-22-1 • https://amzn.to/3cPyi2p
Trade Paperback: US $16.95 • CAN $21.95 • UK £13.95
E-book: US $5.95 • CAN $7.95 • UK £4.95 • EU €5.95 • AU $8.95