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LSU Accounting Professor’s Newest Educational Novel Released

03/20/2012 02:46 PM

BATON ROUGE – D. Larry Crumbley, KPMG Peat Marwick Endowed Professor in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Department of Accounting and the LSU Center for Internal Auditing, recently had his coauthored educational novel “The Ultimate Rip-Off: A Taxing Tale” released by the Carolina Academic Press.


The novel’s main character, IRS Special Agent Jeff Burke, goes beyond the law as he uncovers a major plot to rip off millions of dollars of income tax revenues. As a supplementary text for public finance, taxation or accounting courses, “The Ultimate Rip-Off” puts taxation concepts into words a novice can understand.


Crumbley is the author of 12 other widely adopted educational novels, and New Accountant Magazine has called him “the Mark Twain of the accounting profession.” According to Accounting News, Crumbley is a “master of the teaching novel, a new form of instruction designed to explain to students what CPAs really do.” Businessweek has stated previously that Crumbley uses his novels to “lend excitement to the study of debits and credits by couching the stuff in romantic prose.”


“The Ultimate Rip-Off: A Taxing Tale” is available on Carolina Academic Press’ website by visiting


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