Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

"...No one brings down the temple with more outrageous wit and style than Ruth Dudley Edwards." -The New York Times "The fun...starts on the very first page and doesn't stop until the very last." -Booklist starred review "A scathing...attack on over-the-top PC." -Kirkus Reviews Baroness (Jack) Troutbeck likes new challenges, so she leaps at an invitation to become a Distinguished Visiting Professor on an American campus. With her head full of romantic fantasies inspired by 1950s Hollywood, and accompanied by Horace, her loquacious and disconcerting parrot, this intellectually-rigorous right-winger is blissfully unaware that U.S. academia is dominated by knee-jerk liberalism, contempt for Western civilization, and the institutionalization of a form of insane political correctness. Can Jack, the insensitive and tactless human battering-ram, defeat the thought-police who run Freeman State University like a gulag? Does she believe the late Provost was murdered? And will she manage to persuade Robert Amiss-who describes himself bitterly as Watson to her Holmes and Goodwin to her Nero Wolfe-to abandon his honeymoon and fly to her side? Historian and prize-winning biographer Ruth Dudley Edwards uses her knowledge of the British establishment in her satirical crime novels. Targets so far include the civil service, gentlemen's clubs, Cambridge colleges, the House of Lords, the Church of England, publishing, literary prizes and-always-political correctness.

Buy Murdering Americans book by Ruth Dudley Edwards from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781590584828
ISBN-10: 1590584821
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Poisoned Pen Press
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Murdering Americans book by Ruth Dudley Edwards and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Ruth Dudley Edwards

Seven by Ruth Dudley Edwards

The Seven

Paperback, April 2017
Killing the Emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards

Killing the Emperors

Paperback, July 2013
Ten Lords A-Leaping by Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ten Lords A-Leaping

Paperback, January 2013
Carnage on the Committee by Ruth Dudley Edwards

Carnage on the Committee

Paperback, January 2013