Where There's a Will There's a Murder
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Where There's a Will There's a Murder

About the Book

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."

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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Table of Contents

  • Speed
  • Accident?
  • It’s Not a Game
  • Indian Fork Motor Speedway
  • The Conservator
  • Billions?
  • The Residue Class Organizes
  • Meeting Andy
  • Courted by Corporations
  • Three to Geneva
  • Concocting Our Story
  • The Raclette
  • Swimming Lesson
  • The Screw Up
  • Trouble Getting Data
  • Problems Accessing Records
  • Josh In Court
  • Data Troubles
  • Problems in Court
  • Setting Up
  • Libby’s Parents
  • Data Difficulties
  • Marie Cosette
  • Walking With Cosette
  • Lost Data
  • En Route to LeLoup
  • Relatives in LeLoup
  • Sonia
  • Was It Murder?
  • Who is Tim?
  • Was It an Accident?
  • Return to Chernion
  • A Deadly Sequence
  • Questions
  • Hacking
  • The Missing Three
  • To Norway
  • Who Is Behind These Murders?
  • Cosette Injured
  • Cosette in a Coma
  • Cosette to the USA
  • Together Again
  • Reporting In
  • Doubt
  • More Doubt
  • Visiting California
  • Lunch with Gordon
  • In Los Angeles
  • Libby Hospitalized
  • Home to Recover
  • DNA Testing
  • The Shooting
  • What To Do Now?
  • Gathering Evidence
  • Returning to Switzerland
  • Libby Visits Cosette
  • Getting Three Together
  • Morgan’s Innocence
  • Chantal
  • Revealed
  • DNA Evidence
  • Exposed
  • Libby With Cosette
  • Libby With Cosette
  • Libby With Cosette
  • Flight
  • Drowning
  • Driving
  • Crashing
  • Is It Over?
  • Other books by Jerry Weinberg
  • About Jerry Weinberg

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