Today I’m happy to welcome author Michelle Dragalin as she shares a review of the mystery series by Cynthia Kuhn.
Cynthia Kuhn is a member of Sisters in Crime (and past president), Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Chicks on the Case. For more information, please visit cynthiakuhn.net. has written several books in the cozy mystery genre. They are the following:
The Lila Maclean Academic Mystery Series by real-life professor Cynthia Kuhn. This Agatha Award-Winning and multi-Lefty Award-nominated series is master class in amateur sleuthing. The main character in the first series is an English professor, Lila Maclean who gets involved in solving murders at her new job.
Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries
Henry Press Publishing
The Semester of our Discontent
The Art of Vanishing
The Spirit in Question
The Subject of Malice
The Study of Secrets
A Starlit Bookshelf
Crooked Lane Books
How to Book a Murder: Emma Starrs has just received her Ph.D. and has returned to her hometown to help save her families’ bookstore. She has agreed to plan a mystery themed dinner party for a high school enemy Unfortunately, the high school enemy’s husband is murdered at the party. Emma is working hard to keep the suspicion off her family and keep the bookstore going.
This book will become available on December 7, 2021.
The books are enjoyable especially for those of us who understand the politics of the world of high education. Her characters are well developed and put in situation that that, that through no fault of their own feel the need to solve a murder. I like how Ms. Kuhn develops the characters and leaves us wanting to read the next in the series in order to see what will happen to the main character and her friends.
Disclosure: I received and reviewed copies of Cynthia Kuhn Books (both series) from Netgalley. Reviews can be found on Amazon, Goodreads, Netgalley and my blog, The Writer’s Journey.