Happy book birthday to The Art of Vanishing, written by fellow Chick Cynthia Kuhn! This is book two in the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries, and it’s available today at Amazon and other fine retailers. What else do you need to know? Just the fact that it’s awesome—as is Cynthia!
Here’s what it’s about:
When Professor Lila Maclean is sent to interview celebrated author and notorious cad Damon Von Tussel, he disappears before her very eyes. The English department is thrown into chaos by the news, as Damon is supposed to headline Stonedale University’s upcoming Arts Week.
The chancellor makes it clear that he expects Lila to locate the writer and set events back on track immediately. But someone appears to have a different plan: strange warnings are received, valuable items go missing, and a series of dangerous incidents threaten the lives of Stonedale’s guests. After her beloved mother, who happens to be Damon’s ex, rushes onto campus and into harm’s way, Lila has even more reason to bring the culprit to light before anything—or anyone—else vanishes.
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Here’s what people are saying about it:
“Entertaining, intricate, and oh-so-smart! The talented Cynthia Kuhn treats mystery lovers to an insider’s look at the treacherous world of academia—seething with manipulation, jealousy, and relentless ambition. A terrific plot—with a surprise around every corner.”
– Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Say No More
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“Incomparable manuscripts and competitive colleagues unfold into a surprising mystery about love, loss, and betrayal. Author Cynthia Kuhn schools us in the art of duplicity, and the grade is A+.”
– Diane Vallere, National Bestselling Author of the Costume Shop Mystery Series
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“The Art of Vanishing is cozy perfection! This engaging mystery is a must read for cozy lovers everywhere. Author Cynthia Kuhn takes readers to the sometimes-treacherous academic world and proves once again that protagonist Lila Maclean is not just educated, she’s smart. This is the ideal book for a lazy afternoon and the best cozy I’ve read in a long time. Hoorah for Lila Maclean.”
– Jennifer Kincheloe, award-winning author of the Anna Blanc mystery
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And here’s where you can go buy it!
Which we highly recommend you do! (And be sure to wish Cynthia a happy book birthday in the comments below…)