The Case of the Defunct Adjunct – In Which Molly Takes On the Student Retention Office and Loses Her Office Chair
Molly Barda earned her Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from a top-ten doctoral program. After a year of fruitless job-hunting, she finally landed a job at remote Mahina State University (“Where Your Future Begins Tomorrow!”), in rural Hawaii. Teaching resume-writing. In the Business School.
But Professor Molly is happy to have a salary and health insurance, and determined to stay out of trouble until she gets tenure.
Then at the Student Retention Office summer retreat, a serial harasser collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake. The event goes from dull to disastrous, and Molly finds herself fighting to keep her best friend out of the worst kind of trouble—and herself off the unemployment line.
If you like Dorothy Parker, P.G. Wodehouse, or E.F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia stories, you’ll enjoy The Case of the Defunct Adjunct, a tale of passion, pilferage, and petty politics in the middle of the Pacific.
About Frankie Bow (Hawaii Author)
Like Professor Molly, Frankie Bow teaches at a public university. Unlike her protagonist, she is blessed with delightful students, sane colleagues, and a perfectly nice office chair. She believes if life isn’t fair, at least it can be entertaining.In addition to writing murder mysteries, she publishes in scholarly journals under her real name. Her experience with academic publishing has taught her to take nothing personally.