Book Reviews of The Vulcan Academy Murders (Star Trek, No 20)

The Vulcan Academy Murders (Star Trek, No 20)
The Vulcan Academy Murders - Star Trek, No 20
Author: Jean Lorrah
ISBN-13: 9780671647445
ISBN-10: 067164744X
Publication Date: 11/2/1987
Pages: 280
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Star Trek
Book Type: Paperback
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Kirk and McCoy accompany Spock to the Valcan Academy Hospital, seeking experimental treatmet for a badly wounded Enterprie crew member. Spock's mother is also a patient in the hospital, and Kirk soon becomes involved in the complex drama of Spock's family....
Suddenly, patients are dying, and Kirk suspecfts the unthinkable - murder on Vulcan! But can he convince the Vulcans that something as illogical as murder is possible? Until the killer is caught, everyone is in danger!

A delightful read in this world. A great book of Spock and his father coming closer together, and learning a little more about his childhood.
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Kirk, SpocK and McCoy got back to Vulcan to help a critically ill crewmember and get embroiled in what is possibly the last thing you would expect to find on Vulcan: murder.
Kirk uses detective skills to solve the mystery. The end. (ho-hum!)
The mystery is not very mysterious and I had it figured out by page 42. Other than that, the novel has a very nice and interesting cast of characters and is littered with all kinds of references to Vulcan society and culture. Although telepathy is something Sci-Fi authors tend to overuse, here is a society that has had it since its inception, thus it use is to be expected. I particularly liked the desert predators.
It shows that this author has a soft spot in her heart for Vulcans and has done her homework.
Kudos!
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Kirk and Mccoy accompany Spock to the Vulcan Academy Hospital, seeking experimental treatment for a badly wounded Enterprise crew member. Spock's mother is also a patient in the hospital, and Kirk soon becomes involved in the complex drama of Spock's family...
Suddenly, patients are dying, and Kirk suspects the unthinkable----murder on Vulcan! But can he convince the Vulcans that something as illogical as murder is possible? Until the killer is caught, everyone is in danger!
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Does this book make a good LIGHT READ:

For Trekkies, YES
For Anyone Else, NO (course I doubt any one else would even consider it, so not an issue)
--- If you have a crush on Spock like I do, you won't really get much of a buzz off of the book since the focus is more about Sarek and Amanda, but you will get lots of Vulcan Scenes and there is even a little romance between a Female Vulcan and a Male Human. Which is interesting and was sweet.

Does this book make a good MYSTERY:

(snort-snicker-laugh) No!--- Considering there are only three NON-Canon Star Trek characters in the book "narrowing the suspects down" wasn't hard at all. And not to give too much away but... it was SO OBVIOUS within the first three chapters. Let's just say I knew who did it BEFORE it was done!

Does this book make a good CONVERSATION STARTER:

Oh Yeah!--- The book caption alone was hilarious enough to make everyone who saw me reading it laugh: "Captain Kirk Becomes and Interplanetary Detective" I mean how "awesome" does that sound! LOL!
So if you want to read a book that will get you teased by your buddies, this is it. As one friend said, "Did you pick the one with the lamest title on purpose?"

Is this worth READING ONCE:
Why Not?
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Kirk and McCoy accompany Spock to the Vulcan Academy Hospital, seeking experimental treatment for a badly wounded Enterprise crew member. Spock's mother is also a patient in the hospital, and Kirk soon becomes involved in the complex drama of Spock's family.
Suddenly, patients are dying, and Kirk suspects the unthinkable, murder on Vulcan!. But can he convince the Vulcans that something as illogical as murder is possible? Until the killer is caught, everyone is in danger.