The Semester of Our Discontent

Product Number: EB00738563
Released: Oct 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781635110111
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Agatha Award Winner: "An engaging heroine, a college setting that will have you aching to go back to school, and a puzzler of a mystery." -Laura DiSilverio, national bestselling author of the Readaholics Book Club Mysteries English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University-until she finds one of her colleagues dead. When she herself is suspected of involvement-by everyone from the chancellor to the detective working the case-she has no choice but to assign herself the role of amateur detective. More attacks on professors follow, and the only connection is a curious symbol at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society. Rather than earning an "A" for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing . . . and becoming the next victim. This Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel is "a pitch-perfect portrayal of academic life with a beguiling cast of anxious newbies, tweedy old troublemakers and scholars as sharp as they're wise" (Catriona McPherson, author of the Dandy Gilver series). "Kuhn is phenomenal at conveying the tension-filled atmosphere that inundates higher institutions, where one's fate rests entirely on a few out-of-touch, pompous faculty members." -Kings River Life Magazine "A very intricate, cool story featuring the depth of an institution where everyone is dying to climb the ladder of success." -Suspense Magazine

Author(s): Cynthia Kuhn
Series: Lila Maclean Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Apr 05, 2016

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