by Becky Cooper
Reviewed by Linda:
Becky Cooper first hears the stories about the murder when she is a Harvard student. A female graduate student was said to have been killed decades earlier by her archaeology professor with whom she was having an affair. The professor was still in the department. No one had ever been charged. The story gripped her, and even after getting a job she loved at the New Yorker, she couldn't stop thinking about it, and then researching it in her spare time. Eventually it consumed her to the point that she left her job and spent years following up on every lead. The resulting book, as much about the treatment of women at Harvard as about the crime, is fascinating and keeps you turning pages to the very end.