Lnle do the well-meaning faculty members of Whitten College understand that TV executive Matt Cobb is, in truth, a high-level corporate snoop and trouble-shooter. Cobb is the protaganist of five novels by William DeAndrea. A sixth is coming soon. The fictitious Whitten College, the town of Sewanka, and some of the characters featured in this story were first created for DeAndrea's Killed \o/'ith a Passion, published in 1983. Other Cobb books are Killed in the Ratings (1978), Killed in the Aa(1981), Passion, Killed on the Ice (1984), and Killed in Paradise (1988; due in paperback this summer). DeAndrea is the author of 14 books in all, including The HOG Murders (1979) and a four-part spy series that includes Cronus (1984), Snark (1985), Azrael (1986), and the upcoming Atropos. DeAndrea, who lives and works in Watertown, Connecticut, received a bachelor's degree from the Newhouse School in 1974. Two of his novels, Killed in the Ratings and The HOG Murders, received Edgar Allan Poe Awards for mystery fiction.
"Killed Top To Bottom,"
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