Death with Dostoevsky by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Death with Dostoevsky

Professor Emily Cavanaugh makes a horrific discovery while writing her book on Dostoevsky in the entertaining fourth Crime with the Classics cozy. Professor Emily Cavanaugh has left Windy Corner behind and is back at Reed College on her sabbatical, determined to finish writing her book on Dostoevsky. She is soon reunited with one of her promising students, Daniel Razumov, as well as familiar faces on the teaching staff - her friend, Marguerite Gr...

Details Death with Dostoevsky

TitleDeath with Dostoevsky
Release DateDec 3rd, 2019
PublisherSevern House Publishers
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Reviews Death with Dostoevsky

  • Juli
    Professor Emily Cavanaugh is back at Bede College, working on a book about Fyodor Dostoevsky and the effect his faith had on his writing. Her life has changed so much since she inherited money and a large Victorian home and moved away from her old life of teaching. The college has no classes during the entire month of January, so it's a good time for her to work on her book. No murder mysteries to solve....just a lot of library time. Wrong. Emily...
  • Dawn Marsanne
    A classic cozy mystery in the style of Agatha Christie.At the start I wondered whether the literary references would be overwhelming, but they weren't.My first novel by this author.
  • Nancy
    When a reader encounters an amateur sleuth I think they must accept a few liberties on the part of the author. Clearly, the person taking an aggressive interest in the investigation is behaving in an unnatural manner and the police "acceptance" of their help is beyond imaginable. I readily accept these conventions in most books, but Ms. Bolger Hyde's academic sleuth pushes boundaries that just drove me to distraction. .. . .. her ready acceptance...
  • Lisa Morin
    Emily Cavanaugh is slowly becoming one of my favorite protagonists.I love her generous attitude and her ability to be compassionate to people that she meets.When Emily arrives in Portland to do some work on a book she is writing, she becomes involved in a previous students private life, only to become involved in a murder investigation, which includes professors she has worked with.Emily has much experience with these types of investigations, so ...
  • Mary Hawkes
    This is the 4th in a series that I've had mixed feelings about, and I've decided not to read any more. I think this one, more than the others, would be enjoyed more with a familiarity with the title author. There are several literary references, most of which I didn't get, without consulting Google. Emily's friend Marguerite continues to pepper her conversations with French phrases, which, again, I didn't get.It's not necessary to understand thes...
  • Annarella
    Even if it's quite and enjoyable read I found it quite slow and sometimes skipped pages to get to the point.The setting, the characters are well written and interesting, the mystery is solid and there's plenty of suspects making the read guessing till the end.The plot was well crafted and, even if it's slow paced in the first part, enjoyable and entertaining.I look forward to reading the next instalment.Recommended.Many thanks to the publisher an...
  • Stephanie
    Professor Emily Cavanaugh is spending part of her sabbatical researching information for her passion project – a definitive English-language work on Dostoevsky’s tormented relationship with his Orthodox faith as it played out in his fiction. But her work is side-tracked when she has to deal with an annoying co-worker, Taylor Curzon, who Emily suspects is sexually harassing/assaulting male students.I was mildly surprised as I reading this stor...
  • Hannah
    I received an ARC via Netgalley and the publisher in return for an honest review. I decided to go back and read through the series in order to be able to give a review on not only this book, but how it compares to its fellows. I enjoyed this book. It definitely read true to a Dostoevsky-like feeling while still holding to its place within the rest of the series. I will admit that it has been several decades since I read Dostoevsky, but the feelin...
  • Patricia Romero
    A Crime with the Classics Mystery #4Professor Emily Cavanaugh is back at Bede College, not as a Professor, but on sabbatical and trying to work on her book on Dostoevsky.On her first day in the library, Emily runs into a former student, Daniel Razumov, and his girlfriend Sveta. Daniel is also researching Dostoevsky but from a different point of view than Emily. Emily has always thought Daniel was one of her more promising students, but he seems u...
  • Gloria Smith
    In this fourth installment of the Crime with the Classics series, Professor Emily Cavanaugh returns to her academic world to write her book on Dostoevsky, only to find herself caught up in intrigue as complex as a Russian novel.Readers of the prior three books will have to make a few adjustments, from a changed name of the college (explained in an author's note) to Windy Corners and Luke taking a backseat to Emily's Portland life for the duration...
  • Jacque
    Death with Dostoevsky finds Emily (Professor Cavanaugh) back at her college, continuing her research into Dostoevsky for the book she has long planned to write. She is staying at her old home, but finds it is no longer home to her. Setting up her research in the library, she meets two students, Daniel and Svetana. Daniel is also writing on Dostoevsky, and Emily takes the young couple under her wing. A female professor in the department is sexuall...
  • Ionia
    An interesting book with an unusual cast of characters. I liked the intellectual dort of mystery this book brought to the table and appreciated the author's way of introducing possible subjects and then letting the reader be the sleuth. I hate it when mystery books give away the ending before the book has really even had a chance to start because they offer too many clues, and this book was not like that. There were enough clues to keep you curio...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Academia is tough but murder? Well, Taylor Hansen is (was) a professor who harassed young men she found attractive until someone hit her over the head and killed her. Emily, who is back at her university working on her Dostoevsky book during the winter break, is certain that Daniel, one of her students and a main target for Taylor, didn't do it. Who did? Well, this is a cozy so you know there are multiple suspects, all of whom had a reason to wan...
  • Susan Underbrink
    A big thank you to NetGalley and Severn House for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is my first time reading this author. This is a good mystery. It's a little convoluted but that made it fun. It is part of a series so there is a little history that you don't know but it still reads well as a stand alone. This university has some major ethic issues going on!! Emily just seems like a nice lady not nearly tough enough but she mana...
  • marita lazarus
    Thank you netgalley for my advance copy of the book. This is book 4 in a series which to be honest I had never read. I didn’t not like it - it was just not what I was expecting in cozy mysteries So I’m rereading it. And will edit my review Professor Emily Cavanaugh must solve the death of a colleague together with her students the colleague was a predatory cougar named Taylor Courzon who had her sights set in Emilys student Daniel. I feel tha...
  • Anna Fox
    This a fun series and I like how the characters move on in their lives, so reading in order makes the books more enjoyable. The characters are interesting as is how they go about solving the crime. Emily doesn't have Luke with her for help, but she does have a relative of his on the force. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an hones review.
  • Carol R.
    Love this series!Bolger Hyde has done it again! She’s written another gripping novel of mayhem and murder, bringing out connections with Dostoevsky in the process. Her fluid writing style pulls the reader into her story world and keeps us on seat’s edge as we muddle through the suspects to find the murderer. I like her connection with the Classics.A female professor who is a sexual predator, a plagiarizing department head, a college couple de...