By Carolyn Hart
While secret bookshop proprietor Annie Laurance is invited to coach "The 3 nice girls of the secret" type at Chastain group university, the someday sleuth discovers that each one isn't strictly educational in Chastain's hallowed halls of studying. And whilst a stunning scandal within the tuition newspaper erupts in a suicide and violent deaths, Professor Laurance enlists the skills of her new hubby, inner most eye Max Darling, and dons her considering cap to probe intrigue and vengeance between Chastain's faculty.
A risky Thing
Max and Annie, with doubtful aid from 3 in their personal nice girls of the secret -- Annie's pixilated spouse's mother, a batty neighborhood dowager, and a Christie crime enthusiast -- research that nearly every body on the tuition had potential, rationale, and entry to the homicide guns. From the secretly boozing professor of ads to the muscle-bound campus cad who barters passing grades for a bit extracurricular job, an individual at the school is a potential killer -- ready to strike back!
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Right. I spew. Sometimes I explode. Simmer the rest of the time. Just as soon go out with a bang as a whimper. Having a hell of a time, actually. Like to stir things up—and believe me, this department needs some fresh blood. Bunch of damn three-toed sloths with tunnel vision. Giving ’em hell. Furious at me, the governing board, and the president. ” Annie recognized the name of the college president. She’d glimpsed him once at a beach replenishment meeting here on the island. Broward’s Rock had taken the lead in working toward improvement of the beach replenishment bill recently passed by the legislature.
Academic crap,” Sue murmured. The hand poised over the steno pad started to write. Sue reached out and clasped the young man’s wrist. ” Geraldo, Annie thought in confusion. It seemed an unlikely name for a guy named Kelly. ” Garrison’s voice rose, but retained its creamy tone. “Such unseemly haste in approving basic—yes, fundamental—revision of course work merely to curry favor during what I understand to be a temporary shift in leadership surely reflects poorly upon their commitment to academic excellence, which we have long sought in this collegial community, feeling quite strongly that scholarship is not to be solely the function of the major institutions.
Scarce. ) “But I don’t want Henny in my class. Why, she knows more about mysteries than Carol Brener. Or Bruce Taylor. Or Dilys Winn. Or Kate Mattes. In my class! ” “A class on the greatest ladies of the mystery? ” The rising note of excitement in Laurel’s husky voice was the first indication to Max Darling that his idle chatter, his well-meant, innocuous report on his and Annie’s doings, was of altogether too much interest to his mother. When Laurel got that particular tone in her voice, that vibrato— Max stiffened.
A Little Class on Murder by Carolyn Hart