Framing the Dialogue

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Murder Theory

Murder Theory is the third in Andrew Mayne’s The Naturalist series featuring Dr. Theo Cray who is a computational biologist and serial-killer hunter.  If you hadn’t read the first two novel, I would as they’ll give some background on the whole nerd/killer hunter label.  Dr. Cray is lured back to the scene of the Toy Man killings when there are more murders at that scene.  Are the killings just coincidence or a new killer afoot?  Once he is on the scent, Dr. Cray, as you know, will stop and nothing to find a killer.

The Naturalist

In The Naturalist, we meet Professor Theo Cray, who is a computational biologist.  His claim to “fame” is the creation of a computer model which looks for trends using biological data to predict.  On a field trip to Montana, he finds himself drawn into an investigation into the killing of one of his former students.  He is first a suspect, then a pariah when his theory goes against law enforcement’s conventional wisdom.  Neither is a great position to be in when you are an outsider.