Book Series Review — Michelle Dragalin

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 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.

My Thoughts

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.


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