Crumbley's Novels Make a Splash

D. Larry Crumbley on the cover of New Accountant

D. Larry Crumbley on the cover of New Accountant

September 23, 2015

BATON ROUGE - D. Larry Crumbley, adjunct professor in the LSU Department of Accounting, recently made the cover of New Accountant for his novel "The Big R: A Forensic Accounting Adventure."

In addition, two of his articles were featured in the publication - "A Novel Way: Learning About Forensic Accounting" and "So You Wish to Be a Forensic Accountant," which was co-authored by Stevenson Smith.

Crumbley has written 13 novels, each of which teaches a subject matter. His novel "Costly Reflections in a Midas Mirror," written with Donald L. Ariail, combined fraud, murder, art, ethics and humor but also taught cost accounting. A review of the work said it "does a tremendous job in showing the wide variety of interesting, challenging and oftentimes exciting range of work that a professional management accountant can encounter in their career."

"Crumbley has been called the Mark Twain of the accounting profession, as well as a cross between Mickey Spillane and Mr. Chips," said Ariail.

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Angela McBride
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