Unveiled for the first time anywhere, here’s the cover of the next Lila Maclean Academic Mystery: The Spirit in Question!*
As you can probably guess from the orange and black, it’s set during Halloween.
If you’ve read the first two books, you already know that there are holiday celebrations depicted within–(also) Halloween for The Semester of Our Discontent and Valentine’s Day for The Art of Vanishing.
However, this time around, it’s officially a holiday book. (I mean, I didn’t apply for a license or anything, but it’s definitely holiday themed. That’s official, right?)
Here’s the description:
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 must go on—yet as they speed toward opening night, it becomes clear that other members of the company may be targeted as well. Lila searches for answers while contending with a tenacious historical society, an eccentric playwright, an unsettling psychic, an enigmatic apparition, and a paranormal search squad. With all of this in play, will she be able to identify who killed her colleague…or will it soon be curtains for Lila too?
The Spirit in Question is coming to a bookstore near you on October 2, 2018…and you are hereby invited to the online launch party, where there will be special guests and prizes and fun. Details will be posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cynthiakuhnwriter) as the date gets closer. Until then, maybe start thinking about this year’s costume? It’s never too early…
*Special thanks to Henery Press!
Dear readers, the question of the day is: what are some of your favorite holiday-themed mysteries?