Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Urban Reads from New Novel--The Dean is Dead

Professor Bill Urban appeared at the Warren County Public Library in Monmouth last night. He read from his new book, answered questions, and afterwards signed copies for some of the audience.

Urban teaches History at Monmouth College in Illinois. He has written some twenty books--most of them scholarly studies on medieval history. The Dean is Dead is his first foray into fiction and it breaks the mould completely by being a comic mystery set in a small, financially starved liberal arts college. The characters are amusingly common types found on most campuses and you will find yourself chuckling often as they try to go about their business while the murder investigation dredges up old animosities and new suspects.

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