An executive’s corpse is discovered in a Minneapolis wetland, and with it the photo of a girl. Is she unconscious or dead? Detectives Erik Jansson and Deb Metzger take on the investigation in a new book by Boston College alumna Priscilla Paton. In Where Privacy Dies (Coffeetown Press, 2018), Paton spins a mystery where intensely private and deadly secrets come to light. A retired college professor, Paton earned a Ph.D in English from BC in 1979. She is the author of a children’s book, Howard and the Sitter Surprise, and a book on Robert Frost and Andrew Wyeth, Abandoned New England. She says she picked up the mystery habit through her husband David Anderson, a graduate assistant for BC Professor John McAleer while McAleer was writing a biography of Rex Stout.
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