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

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!)

A 92-Year-Old Woman Just Earned Her Fourth College Degree

"Only the strong survive," she was quoted as saying. from Mental Floss http://bit.ly/2KqxR0v Sign up for Frankie's newsletter and get a free Professor Molly story Blog  | Facebook  | GoodReads | LinkedIn | Twitter | Mailing List

A New Nosy Parkers Mystery: The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin

>>> Enter to win a prize package including books and a custom table runner <<< Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls’ Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were … Continue reading A New Nosy Parkers Mystery: The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin

New College Town Cozy Series: Gone with the Wings, a Meera Patel Mystery

Author Leena Clover announces a brand new cozy mystery series set in a small Oklahoma college town. Mystery readers will enjoy this culinary cozy murder mystery featuring plenty of yummy recipes like Masala Fried Chicken and Shish Kabob Blue Plate Special. Meera Patel is back home with the family after she dropped out of graduate … Continue reading New College Town Cozy Series: Gone with the Wings, a Meera Patel Mystery

‘Ulysses’ VR Game Developed in Boston, Showcased in Ireland

A virtual reality game developed by college students in Boston and based on James Joyce's "Ulysses" is being showcased in Dublin as the Irish capital holds its annual celebration of the author and novel. Read more at the NYT:  http://nyti.ms/2ss3Yrq Sign up for Frankie's newsletter and get a free Professor Molly story Blog  | Facebook … Continue reading ‘Ulysses’ VR Game Developed in Boston, Showcased in Ireland

The Coloring Book I Wish I’d Published

Julie Schumacher found plenty of fodder for her career detour into adult coloring books from two decades teaching at the University of Minnesota, which has its own therapy animals for stressed-out students to pet. With simple line drawings by illustrator Lauren Nassef, "Doodling for Academics" (The University of Chicago Press) pokes fun at the college … Continue reading The Coloring Book I Wish I’d Published

“One of the few men in musical history who have ever squeezed big money out of an accordion”

By RICHARD SANDOMIRDick Contino, whose energetic accordion playing and movie-star looks made him a teenage star in the late 1940s, but whose celebrity ebbed after he was imprisoned for evading induction into the draft, died on April 19 in Fresno, Calif. He was 87.His wife, Judy, confirmed his death. For a time, Mr. Contino was … Continue reading “One of the few men in musical history who have ever squeezed big money out of an accordion”

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

The Blessed Event is on Kindle Monthly Deals. Only 99 cents in March!

"You may wonder what my least-favorite student was doing in my living room. In a twist of fate that might seem hilarious if it happened to someone else, he was now my stepson." Professor Molly Barda is looking forward to a quiet summer in Mahina, Hawaii working on her research and adjusting to married life. … Continue reading The Blessed Event is on Kindle Monthly Deals. Only 99 cents in March!