Winner of Library Journal’s “Best Mystery of 2015” in the SELF-e category
“A fun historical whodunit with a delightful background of the early days of women’s collegiate education.” ~Library Journal
An unseemly lesson…in murder
The year is 1896, and Professor Concordia Wells has her hands full: teaching classes, acting as live-in chaperone to a cottage of lively female students, and directing the student play, Macbeth.
But mystery and murder are not confined to the stage. Malicious pranks, arson, money troubles, and the apparent suicide of a college official create turmoil at the women’s college. For Concordia it becomes personal when a family member dies of a mysterious illness and her best friend is attacked and left for dead.
With her friend still in danger and her beloved school facing certain ruin, Concordia knows that she must act. But uncovering secrets is a dangerous undertaking, and there are some who do not appreciate the unseemly inquiries and bold actions of the young lady professor. Can she discover the murderer…before she becomes the next target?