Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries

The Semester of Our Discontent (Book 1)
by Cynthia Kuhn
Published by Henery Press

Semester of our Discontent.pngEnglish professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University until she finds one of her colleagues dead. She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer.

More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol found 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 her assignment…and becoming the next victim.

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“A very intricate, cool story featuring the depth of an institution where everyone is dying to climb the ladder of success.” — Suspense Magazine

“The first sentence grabbed me, the ending surprised me and, in between, The Semester of Our Discontent was a box of delights.” Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series and The Child Garden

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The Art of Vanishing (Book 2)
by Cynthia Kuhn
Published by Henery Press

The Art of Vanishing.pngWhen 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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“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

The Art of Vanishing is cozy perfection!” – Jennifer Kincheloe, award-winning author of the Anna Blanc mystery series

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