Friday, May 30, 2014

Review: Murder is Academic by: Lesley A. Diehl

Title: Murder is Academic
Author: Lesley A. Diehl
Publisher:  Lesley A. Diehl
Pages: 223
Series: Laura Murphy Mysteries #1
Format: ebook
Source: Cozy Book Tour


Laura Murphy, psychology professor, thinks there’s nothing she likes better than coffee and donuts on a summer morning until she says yes to dinner with a Canadian biker and finds herself and her date suspects in the murder of her college’s president. Laura’s friend, the detective assigned the case, asks her to help him find out who on the small upstate New York college campus may be a killer.  The murder appears to be wrapped up in some unsavory happenings on the lake where Laura lives.  A fish kill and raw sewage seeping into the water along with the apparent drowning suicide of a faculty member complicate the hunt for the killer.  And then things become personal.  The killer makes a threatening phone call to Laura. With a tornado bearing down on the area and the killer intent upon silencing her, Laura’s sleuthing work may come too late to save her and her biker from a watery grave.

My Thoughts: 

Laura and her friend Annie are out in the canoe when they encounter a dead body.  It doesn't take long to figure out with the help of Laura's friends and the police that the dead man was the College president Talbot.  Who seemed to be hiding something.  This book was a who had the most to hide by the death in the president and from there it also leads to a apparent suicide not to mention that Talbot's house being burned down in hopes to hide something that someone doesn't want out.

In this book we meet Laura and Annie, their friend at the police station Der, Guy who is doing construction in the summer who lives in Canada.  I really loved this story there was so much going on and so many possibilities I really was wondering all the way to the end who did it and the surprise ending was great!  I can't wait to read more about Laura Murphy and her friends!
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