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Death goes to college. The co-ed missing from Tisquanto State was the daughter of Governor Sam Holland's rival for re-election -- and best friend. But she was more than that. She was Laura Thornton, a human being -- somehow the pawn and victim of angry student upheavals not even the governor understood...
Who was behind the terror that had found a focus in Laura's disappearance? Who was inciting Tisquanto's protests and riots -- a madcap prankster, an earnest reformer ... or a conspiracy sworn to the college's destruction?
It was a case for Mike McCall, the governor's special assistant, a two-fisted troubleshooter who finds his crimes in the crises of modern America ... Mike McCall, who would find on Tisquanto's campus not only the raging hatreds of rebelling youth -- but murder

The Campus Murders - cover pocket book edition, Lancer N° 74-527, 1969.The Campus Murders - cover audiobook Blackstone Audio, Inc., read by Mark Peckham, November 1. 2014The Campus Murders - cover Road, September 29, 2015
Ghost-written by Gil Brewer.  Nevins makes it clear that all the revisions didn’t help The Campus Murders, in which McCall is sent to seething Tisquanto State College to investigate the disappearance of a student who happens to be the daughter of the governor’s political rival. The murders start right after McCall arrives and force him to play detective, a role for which he displays minimal talent.

The plotting is routine, the writing careless, the characters too numerous and hard to keep straight, and the evocation of campus unrest in the late Sixties is liberal in perspective but not well integrated into the storyline. Nevins gave it a D.

Moord op de Campus - cover Dutch/Flemish pocket book edition, Het Spectrum Prisma-Detective nr.194Inferno ist überfällig - cover German edition Ullstein, 1970Vietato vietare - cover Italian edition Il Giallo Mondadori N° 1145, 1971Asesinatos en la Universidad - cover Brazilian edition, Buenos Aires, 1971Morte na universidade - cover Portuguese edition, Edições MM, 1973
Morte na universidade - cover Portuguese edition, Livros de Bolso / Serie Clube do Crime, Publicações Europa-América, April 1996 תעלומת הרצח בקמפוס - Cover Israelian edition Mizrachi printed in 1970Ανήσυχη πόλη - cover Greek edition, Viper N°358, 1973Ανήσυχη πόλη - Cover Greek edition, 2009, Δημοσιογραφικός Οργανισμός Λαμπράκη (Lambrakis)

The Campus Murders  Translations 
Brazilian: Asesinatos en la Universidad  
utch: Moord op de campus  
German:Inferno ist überfällig  
Greek: Ανήσυχη πόλη  
Hebrew: תעלומת הרצח בקמפוס  
Vietato vietare  
Portuguese: Morte na universidade  


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