THE 'INDIANA JONES OF THE LEDGER SHEET' IS BACK
December 3, 2009
BATON ROUGE – Larry Crumbley, KPMG Peat Marwick Endowed Professor in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Department of Accounting, has revived his creation—Lenny Cramer—in his newest auditing teaching novel, Trap Doors and Trojan Horses. The latest Cramer installment was co-authored by Laura Delaune, instructor and undergraduate advisor for the E. J. Ourso College’s Department of Accounting.
The novel features Cramer, a forensic accounting professor who goes
beyond recordkeeping and looks at the invoices, checks and other
archived records to uncover fraud red flags. Described as “a sort of
Indiana Jones of the Ledger Set” by the Washington Post, Cramer
teaches in the classroom, testifies before a congressional committee
and serves as an expert witness in the courtroom. In Trap Doors and
Trojan Horses, Cramer and his sidekick, Slam Duncan, investigate a
mysterious series of computer losses at a division of Coca-Cola, which
reveal a deadly and sinister plot.
Crumbley, a certified public accountant and forensic accountant, is
the author of more than 50 books and 13 educational novels.
“I believe students learn more and obtain a deeper understanding of
concepts when there is action and reaction as in a novel, case-study
or short story,” Crumbley said. “In turn, this principle may be used
to reinforce information, enhance writing skills and generate more
The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in teaching, research and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields including industry, auditing, finance, government and academia. For more information, visit www.bus.lsu.edu/accounting/, call 225-578-6202, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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