This week, I'm featuring The Art of Vanishing by Cynthia Kuhn.
This is the second in the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries. You see, Lila is a new professor at a college in Colorado. A college that seems to be a hotbed for mysteries.
Here's how the book begins:
The campus was cloaked in pale gray light. Softly descending flakes muted the frozen landscape and cast a tranquil spell, as if I were inside of a snow globe.
Until a booming voice shattered that all to bits.
It's a great opening, right?
Meanwhile, on page 56, we find:
"More bad publicity," the chancellor said, glowering at me. "Why do these things always happen when you're around, Professor?"
I cast about for a response but came up empty.
I enjoyed this one. I'll be reviewing it on Thursday, so I hope you'll come back for the review.
In the meantime, have a great weekend.