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Department of Death: A Nick Hoffman Mystery

Department of Death: A Nick Hoffman Mystery

by Lev Raphael

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Overview

Years ago Nick Hoffman was given a position in the English Department at the State University of Michigan because SUM wanted to hire his partner as writer-in-residence, but now he's been unexpectedly installed by his dean as chairman of that department. It's a wildly unpopular choice, and he's suddenly the focus of more animosity from his colleagues than he's ever dealt with before. He can't seem to make anyone happy and can't get a handle on his myriad new responsibilities as an administrator, a position he never wanted. Then tragedy strikes again way too close to home: Someone seeking his help is murdered, and under the shadow of another recent murder, Nick is a prime suspect. Hounded by campus police, the local press, and social media, Nick wonders if this could finally be the end of his career—that is, if he manages to stay out of prison.

In the spirit of David Lodge, Francine Prose, Richard Russo and Jane Smiley, Department of Death is Lev Raphael's most blistering satire yet of the current perversity of academic life.


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ISBN-13: 9781564746191
Publisher: Perseverance Press
Publication date: 04/09/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 728,420
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lev Raphael is the author of twenty-six books in genres from memoir to mystery. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages and he’s also the author of hundreds of short stories, essays, and blogs.

Raphael was a longtime reviewer of crime fiction for the Detroit Free Press, a guest reviewer on Michigan Radio and other public radio shows, and hosted his own talk show where he interviewed authors like Salman Rushdie and Julian Barnes. He lives in Michigan with his longtime spouse and teaches creative writing at a state university campus.

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