New academic mystery |(with giveaway and character interview!): The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn

Poster about contemporary works "on the Current Theatre," showing a conductor standing before an open theatre curtain.

English professor Lila Maclean knew drama would be involved when she agreed to consult on Stonedale University’s production of Puzzled: The Musical. But she didn’t expect to find herself cast into such chaos: the incomprehensible play is a disaster, the crumbling theater appears to be haunted, and, before long, murder takes center stage. The show … Continue reading New academic mystery |(with giveaway and character interview!): The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn

Truth is Boring

One question that I get is, “Am I in your book?” I can see why people might ask this. The setting is a public university in Hawaii, similar in some ways to my own workplace. The main character is Molly Barda, who teaches in the Mahina State University College of Commerce. I teach at a … Continue reading Truth is Boring

New Jade Blackwell Mystery: Murder over Medium by Gilian Baker

Former English professor turned blogger, Jade Blackwell, is enjoying her predictable routine when trouble comes knocking in the form of an old friend and colleague. Unbeknownst to Jade, Gwendolyn Hexby is no longer the successful academic she once knew and trusted—she is now following a new calling as a psychic medium, a contentious career that … Continue reading New Jade Blackwell Mystery: Murder over Medium by Gilian Baker

New academic mystery, #Review, and character interview: The Art of Vanishing

Review I'm always on the lookout for a good campus mystery, and was delighted to discover Cynthia Kuhn. She obviously knows academia, and writes about it in an entertaining and accessible way. The Art of Vanishing is a light, fun, cozy, but Kuhn has built an impressive and convincing world complete with undiscovered mystery authors … Continue reading New academic mystery, #Review, and character interview: The Art of Vanishing

Hey kids! Here’s a handy guide to higher education terminology

There are, according to one estimate, 1600 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Unlike other nations, many of America's colleges and universities are privately run in addition to the government-supported schools. Since public schools often have tuitions far lower than their private counterparts, thus consequently impacting financial aid, the question of how to … Continue reading Hey kids! Here’s a handy guide to higher education terminology