Like Molly Barda, Frankie Bow teaches at a public university. Unlike her protagonist, she is blessed with delightful students, sane colleagues, a loving family, and a perfectly nice office chair. She believes if life isn’t fair, at least it can be entertaining.

In addition to writing murder mysteries, she publishes in scholarly journals under her real name. Her experience with academic publishing has taught her to take nothing personally.

She blogs about Writing, Science, Higher Ed, Hawaii, and Spam at
  • JoinedJanuary 10, 2015


Stories by Frankie Bow
The Cursed Canoe by FrankieBow
The Cursed Canoe Mystery / Thriller
Professor Molly Barda investigates a mysterious paddling accident, and realizes it isn't just business majors who cheat to get what they want. Whether it's moving up in the college rankings, getting a seat in the b...
The Case of the Defunct Adjunct by FrankieBow
The Case of the Defunct Adjunct Mystery / Thriller
Forced to attend the Student Retention Office's summer retreat, Professor Molly brings her game of buzzword bingo to fend off boredom. But when the insufferable Kent Lovely, Mahina State's one-man hostile work envi...
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