Cozy Mystery 4th in Series Henery Press (July 23, 2019) Hardcover: 244 pages ISBN-10: 1635115140 ISBN-13: 978-1635115147 Paperback: 244 pages ISBN-10: 1635115116 ISBN-13: 978-1635115116 Digital ASIN: B07RDZ99PL
The organizers have rustled up plenty of surprises for the literary conference at Tattered Star Ranch. But the murder of an influential scholar wasn’t on the program—someone has clearly taken the theme of Malice in the Mountains to heart. This shocking crime is only the beginning: Other dangers and deceptions are soon revealed.
English professor Lila Maclean has a full agenda: She must convince a press to publish her book (possibly), ace her panel presentations (hopefully), and deal with her nemesis (regrettably).
However, when Detective Lex Archer requests Lila’s academic expertise, she agrees to consult on the case. While her contributions earn high marks from her partner, it could be too late; the killer is already taking aim at the next subject.
As Lila races to keep her colleagues alive, publish or perish takes on new meaning.
About the Author
Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries: The Semester of Our Discontent,The Art of Vanishing, The Spirit in Question, and The Subject of Malice. Honors include an Agatha Award for best first novel and Lefty Award nominations for best humorous mystery. She blogs with Chicks on the Case and is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. For more information, please visit cynthiakuhn.net.
As a professor, author Cynthia Kuhn knows the ins and outs of Academia first-hand, and shares that knowledge with us in her Lila MacLean Academic Mysteries. In THE SUBJECT OF MALICE, Lila attends a specialty conference in Horror & Gothic, squares off with her professional bete noir, worries over publication of her scholarly work on the little known mystery author Isabella Dare, undergoes a crisis in her 18-month relationship with a police detective; and of course ramps up into sleuth mode as mysterious killings at the conference commence.
THE SUBJECT OF MALICE is an engaging cozy mystery set in the Rockies that will leave readers feeling well satisfied, indeed.