Residue Class Mystery Series
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Residue Class Mystery Series

Freshman Murders
Where There's a Will There's a Murder
The Death Lottery
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 The Residue Class Mystery Series is dedicated to the proposition that, when solving mysteries, there's no substitute for brains backed by courage.

The detectives who solve these crimes are nerds–brilliant individuals whose social skills may not equal their skills in mathematics, computers, and science.

Libby Myers and her partners in the Residue Class are an international bunch of mathematicians famous for their crime-solving prowess. They work by analyzing the patterns underlying a crime, but often must supplement their brilliant thinking with daring action.

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Freshman Murders

Freshman Murders

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Freshman Murders is a "Nerder Mystery," which means that the detectives who solve these crimes are nerds–brilliant individuals whose social skills may not equal their skills in mathematics, computers, and science.

On the terrified campus of Hurlesburg U., Mathematics Professor and former NSA problem-solver Josh Rosemont, finds a young woman’s body in the woods. He is paralyzed by her resemblance to his murdered daughter. As the murders continue, he is enraged into action by an obstructive Dean. Teaming with his cop-turned-anthropologist wife, Carmela, and his four genius grad students, he sets out to prevent another murder.

Blending every skill and trick of their professions, Rosy's team hounds a twisted trail of false clues to uncloak the Dean’s sex scandal, decipher incriminating evidence in a billion-dollar swindle, and thwart the serial killer–a deranged student who believes raping and killing a potential suicide is not really murder.

But did they catch the real killer?

Where There's a Will There's a Murder

Where There's a Will There's a Murder

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What looks like an accident, sounds like an accident, and moves like an accident—is probably a murder. With a $-billion inheritance at stake, it's probably lots more than one. Enter the Residue Class, that diverse team of amateur outcast sleuths—an international team of geniuses whose social skills do not equal their skills in mathematics, computers, science, and catching murderers

As one reviewer said of an earlier Residue Class mystery, "An intriguing read, peppered with mathematical puzzles and glimpses into the personalities of characters not normally associated with intrigue and espionage. If you like stories where smart people use their brains, rather than sheer brawn, to get out of difficult situations, you'll enjoy this book."

The Death Lottery

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Libby Myers and the Residue Class are an international bunch of mathematicians famous for their crime-solving prowess. They work by analyzing the patterns underlying a crime, but now they are faced with a killer who brags that there is no pattern to his/her murders.

The brazen murder of the Chinese UN Ambassador brings the case to a boil. Some mathematical aspects of the case cause the US President to call upon the team to tackle the case, in competition with New York's Finest.

The Random Killer not only baffles their brains, but also mocks the entire Residue Class, including even their German Shepherd dog, Heathcliff. As the tally of random murders mounts, the reputation of the Residue Class plummets.

When none of their methods produce results, they begin to doubt themselves. Can true randomness really exist? Can it even foil the brightest mathematicians in the world?

About the Author

Gerald M. Weinberg
Gerald M. Weinberg

I've always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. To that end, I've published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. I've also written books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the nine-volume Quality Software series.

I try to incorporate my knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of my writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, software engineers, and people whose life-situation could require the use of a service dog). I write novels about such people, including The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, Jigglers, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, Where There's a Will There's a Murder, Earth's Endless Effort, and Mistress of Molecules—all about how my brilliant protagonists produce quality work and learn to be happy. My books that are not yet on Leanpub may be found as eBooks at <http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JerryWeinberg>; on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B000AP8TZ8; and at Barnes and Noble bookstore: http://tinyurl.com/4eudqk5.

Early in my career, I was the architect for the Project Mercury's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. I won the Warnier Prize, the Stevens Award, and the first Software Testing Professionals' Luminary Award, all for my writing on software quality. I was also elected a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and chosen for the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame.

But the "award" I'm most proud of is the book, The Gift of Time (Fiona Charles, ed.) written by my student and readers for my 75th birthday. Their stories make me feel that I've been at least partially successful at helping smart people be happy.

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