Praise for The Labcoat


"In The Labcoat, Larry Soderquist has brought new depth to the academic novel, investing it with a moral level it has not often had, and making use of his own experience to create a story that should have wide appeal. A natural storyteller, Soderquist makes his novelistic debut with a bang. May The Labcoat be the first of many novels."

–Ralph McInerny
creator of the Father Dowling mysteries

"Wonderfully magnetic. Draws the reader in and holds on tight."

–Robert K. Tanenbaum
author of the Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi series

"The Labcoat, a precise, neat book, a pleasure to read. His protagonist, Eric Berg, combines plodding police procedure and a good understanding of basic criminology with unique insight into the general human condition. The Labcoat accurately describes the sometimes vicious skullduggery common on the current university campus."

–Gregory Mcdonald
creator of the Fletch series and
past president of the Mystery Writers of America

"The Labcoat, held my interest from start to finish. A fine debut, I hope to see more of Eric Berg."

–D.J. Donaldson
author of the Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn forensic mysteries

"An intriguing view from the other side of the ivy."

–Michael A. Kahn
creator of the Rachel Gold series,
including the best selling Sheer Gall

"Soderquist knows the academic scene like few mystery writers, and he pulls the reader willingly into its dark side. A clever and thought-provoking book."

–Robert C. Clark
author and dean of Harvard Law School

"Adroit dialogue, combined with just the right detail, draws the reader into the aura of academe. The Labcoat is just plain good fun, but not fluff. There's real meat here, portraying an absorbing struggle between law and morality."

–Timothy J. Sullivan
author and president of the College of William and Mary


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