Bellerbys Economics - Mr Stephenson

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Economics - It's Murder!

I'm grateful to Ashley Huang for pointing out that if you like murder mysteries - and I'm a bit suspicious about Ashley's keen interest in the techniques of murder - there is an excellent series of murder mysteries by Marshall Jevons, starring Harvard economics professor and amateur detective, Henry Spearman.

They are: Murder at the Margin, Fatal Equilibrium and A Deadly Indifference. Henry is able to solve the murders by applying the principles of economics to the crime - read the books to find out how.

The economics is a little bit dated (the books were written in the 1970s) but still good fun. You can ask Pat in the library to track a copy down for you - or you could buy your own from


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