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    Robert Spiller

ISBN: 9781933836881

Irrational Numbers

by: Robert Spiller

Book 3 in the Bonnie Pinkwater Series

Leo Quinn is dead. Five years before his murder – tied to a barbed wire fence and shot through the heart on a back stretch of East Plains, Colorado dirt road, Leo came out of the closet in a speech at his own high school graduation. Full time math teacher and part time troublemaker Bonnie Pinkwater is drawn into the investigation when her phone number is found in Leo’s pocket. Busybody that she is, she – and her principal Lloyd Whittaker – start turning over rocks. Unfortunately everywhere she looks people end up dead. First a rodeo clown who manages to get himself shot in a County Fair Port-A-Potty. Then at Leo’s funeral the youth pastor, who just so happens to be Leo’s former lover, is the victim of a sniper.

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Robert Spiller lives in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife Barbara and his daughter Jenny. His other two daughters and their children all live within shouting distance. A mathematician by trade he weaves his profession into his mysteries.

For the last thirty years, he has taught all levels of Mathematics from Elementary to College. A Calculated Demise is his second published novel and features the math teacher/sleuth Bonnie Pinkwater from The Witch Of Agnesi. Like The Witch Of Agnesi, his first mystery, A Calculated Demise uses math and math history to solve a series of murders in the small Colorado town of East Plains.
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Leo Quinn is dead. Five years before his murder – tied to a barbed wire fence and shot through the heart on a back stretch of East Plains, Colorado dirt road, Leo came out of the closet in a speech at his own high school graduation. Full time math teacher and part time troublemaker Bonnie Pinkwater is drawn into the investigation when her phone number is found in Leo’s pocket. Busybody that she is, she – and her principal Lloyd Whittaker – start turning over rocks. Unfortunately everywhere she looks people end up dead. First a rodeo clown who manages to get himself shot in a County Fair Port-A-Potty. Then at Leo’s funeral the youth pastor, who just so happens to be Leo’s former lover, is the victim of a sniper.

Bonnie and Lloyd’s investigation lead them to the target range of Leo’s father, survivalist and former Marine Alf Rattlesnake Quinn, who has every reason to want revenge. Next on the list is Leo’s former fiancé, Seneca Webb, who now races quarter-horses. Also in the mix is Harold T. Dobbs, the intolerant, bull-horn wielding, homosexual baiting pastor of the Saved by the Blood Pentecostal Tabernacle. And don’t forget Moses Witherspoon and Dwight Furby, empty-headed bigots who, it just so happens, were out joyriding on a certain section of dirt road on a certain Saturday night.

Complicating Bonnie’s investigation is Superintendent of Schools Xavier Divine – The Divine Pain in the Ass to those who know and love him – who has made it his life’s ambition to keep one aging math teacher out of the murder business.

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ISBN: 9781933836881
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2008
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“Irrational Numbers is one of those mysteries that grabs you from the very beginning.” ~ Teresa, Novelspot (January 1, 2009)