The Semester of Our Discontent
English 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... show more
English 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 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.
Publish date: 2016-04-05
Publisher: Henery Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Lila Maclean Mystery (#1)
Series: Lila Maclean #1 I guess this book was okay, but I found it kind of condescending and not nearly as tightly-told as it could have been. There were a lot of extraneous details that the author though should be included to flesh out the characters but that didn’t do much for the story and I di...
I received a free copy of this book through Murder by Death and instaFreebies. Thank you! The blurb of this novel sounded promising: a murder mystery set in academia, focusing on Lila Maclean, a young professor embarking on her first job in the field. When one of her colleagues turns up dead and a...
This is a shorter-length novel, coming in at only 227 pages, but it was a great read; rather than feeling like it was too short or sparsely detailed, it felt tightly written and evenly paced. Lila is a newly-minted Ph.D. starting her first semester as a junior English Lit professor at a posh Unive...
#THESEMESTEROFOURDISCONTENT 4 STARS! GREAT NEW SERIES AVAILABLE 4/5/16 @cynthiakuhn @henerypress This was the first in a series and the first I have read by this author. Someone is out to get the professors at Stonedale. And personally, I think the first professor was lucky to have lived as lo...