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
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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
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!)
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
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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>>>Enter to win a paper copy of The Blessed Event on Goodreads<<< But wait, there's more... >>>Enter to win a copy of any Professor Molly mystery in your choice of format<<< The Blessed Event, a Professor Molly Mystery You may wonder what my least-favorite student was doing in my living room. In a twist of … Continue reading One Blessed Event, two Giveaways: The newest Professor Molly mystery is here!
“With The Rise of the Red Queen, Bourne Morris is poised to become the queen of academic mysteries and suspense.” – Gigi Pandian, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mysteries A beautiful journalism student is abducted by a man with unusual and frightening expectations. While searching for her missing student, Red … Continue reading The Secret Crime on Campus: Guest Post by Bourne Morris, author of Rise of the Red Queen
Last Month, Library Journal said a number of nice things about The Musubi Murder. But the nicest was this: VERDICT Certain to appeal to readers who love well-drawn settings or academic cozies such as Sarah Shaber’s “Simon Shaw” series or Clea Simon’s “Dulcie Schwartz” books. The Dulcie Schwartz series began with Shades of Grey, in … Continue reading Author Interview: Clea Simon