Recently WMU History Professor Emeritus released a new book: Solving some Enigmas of the Middle Ages: the Historian as a Detective (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2011). Beech, who has been busy in his retirement, also recently placed the article "Did William IX (the Troubadour) know Virgil?" in Wege der Erinnerung im und an das Mittelalter. Festschrift fur Joachim Wollasch zum 80. Geburtstag, ed. A. Sohn, (Bochum, 2011), 95-102.