A Handful of Worldliness
This traditional murder mystery features Assistant Professor of Astronomy & Physics, Edwina Goodman. Her ferocious curiosity and imagination, and ability to think outside the box of conventional logic make her a brilliant amateur sleuth. When a presenter at the nearby home shopping network drops dead as she comes off the air, Edwina's boyfriend, Detective Will Tenney investigates. The facade of comraderie and good will at the shopping channel soon implodes with all the violence of a supernova, as a nasty underbelly of jealous rivalries, infidelity, and murder, are revealed.
Elissa Durwood Grodin was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the fourth of six children. One of her earliest memories is attending pre-school at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She attended Antioch and Dartmouth Colleges, and The School of Visual Arts in NYC. When she lived in London she wrote for the Times Literary Supplement. She is married to actor/writer Charles Grodin.