A new academic murder mystery! Broken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney.

"Suspects- and motives- abound, but can Kellen solve the mystery before his past catches up to him or the sheriff strangles him?" ~ Amazon Reviewer

Teaching, Research, Murder.

My Academic Mysteries page is up to 19 authors. I've made some additions, both classic and modern, but it's possible I still don't have them all. Any great campus crime authors who should be on this list?

Enjoy campus mysteries? Here they are, all in one place. Now, who’s missing?

Mahina State University

I love campus mysteries (which is why I write them) and have been collecting them here. Come have a look and tell me who's missing! If you're an author and are already listed, tell me what changes  you'd like in your description.

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

Let’s talk about campus murder mysteries

Let’s talk about campus murder mysteries. I love reading them and writing them. What is it about academia that sparks thoughts of murder? Of course there's the old saying that "campus politics are so nasty because the stakes are so small." But that's more of an observation than an explanation. I have some ideas: Clashing … Continue reading Let’s talk about campus murder mysteries

Guest Post: The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower by C. T. Collier (and a new Professor Lyssa Pennington mystery!)

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After a rough semester, Professor Lyssa Pennington just wants to post her grades and join her husband, Kyle, in Cornwall for Christmas. First, though, she’s expected to host an elegant dinner for Emile Duval, the soon-to-be Chair of Languages at Tompkins College. Too bad no one told Lyssa murder is on the menu. And, by … Continue reading Guest Post: The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower by C. T. Collier (and a new Professor Lyssa Pennington mystery!)

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 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

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