Winter can be harsh in the North Country.
When the reckless teenaged Rousseau brothers, J.T. and Dustin, attempt to cross a frozen Lake Champlain in their ancient VW, what they find plunges them into hot water, not cold. Their guilt in a brutal murder is obvious to everyone except English teacher Amelia Prentice Dickensen, freshly returned from her honeymoon with new husband Gil, who is determined to find the clue that will prove them innocent: a single bullet.
Despite a falling out with best friend Lily, parents irate over a low grade, a missing cat, and a strange illness that strikes when least expected, Amelia is determined to find the truth. Unless she is frozen out by an equally determined murderer . . .
About the Author
Ellen Edwards Kennedy grew up in Miss Prentice’s region of far northern New York State. Along with the Miss Prentice Mysteries, she is the author of a Christian romance novella, The Applesauce War, in the anthology The Farmer’s Bride from Barbour Books. She lives with her husband near Raleigh, North Carolina.
What People are Saying About This
“Mystery writer E. E. Kennedy brings back her plucky sleuth, teacher Amelia Prentice, in Death Dangles a Participle. Newly married Amelia is plunged into a mystery involving a frozen body discovered on Lake Champlain. Will Amelia discover his identity before it’s too late? E. E. Kennedy delights and satisfies lovers of cozy mystery with her newest offering.”Nancy Mehl, author of The Ivy Towers Mysteries
“Death Dangles a Participle is a mystery lover’s dream. Just when you think you’ve found the truth, someone walks in and blurts out the unthinkable. With laughter hiding in unexpected places and clues hidden in plain sight, Death Dangles a Participle will cause you to guess and second guess what it truly means to do the right thing and to speak the truth in love.”June Felix, host for Moody Radio, WGNB
“E. E. Kennedy has ‘dunnit’ again! I loved her first book, Irregardless of Murder, and her second book in the Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery Series, Death Dangles a Participle, is another A+! [Kennedy] skillfully pulls you into the story from the very beginning, and you don’t want to leave Amelia Prentice’s rustic, historic, and quaint hometown in northern New York State.
I found with Death Dangles a Participle there came a point of no return and you simply had to read it to the very thrilling conclusion. If you like a heartwarming, humorous, and thoroughly satisfying mystery, you’ll love this story!”Ann Ault, actress, singer, screenwriter, and author of Hi From the Sky: On the Road to Happily Ever After
“E.E. Kennedy has done it again! Death Dangles a Participle is a cozy continuation in the witty and brilliant Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery Series. The characters feel real . . . and make me wish they were flesh and blood. This is a "who-dunnit" with heartand I can't wait for the next installment."Donna Earnhardt, author of Being Frank
“E. E. Kennedy has written an endearing story sure to entertain cozy mystery lovers everywhere!”Pamela Thibodeaux, author, speaker, editor of The Wordsmith Journal Magazine
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I suggest you start with Ms Kennedy's Irregardless of Murder and get to know Miss Amelia Prentice before reading this engaging mystery. After 44 years of teaching I especially liked the ties to a school setting. I also appreciate being able to read without the worry of the next eye-jolting four-letter words. Way to go E.E. Kennedy! I'll continue to follow you with this series and hope there are many more to follow.
Amelia Prentice is back, now with her old love/new husband Gil and new surprises in store. Family life is not exactly what she expected and some old and new friendships are strained. Meanwhile, two of her students, well-known for stupid stunts, are now suspects in a strange murder committed on the frozen Lake Champlain. Trying to figure out the truth without Lily and Vernon's help, Amelia is convinced her students are innocent. She is somewhat handicapped by her physical condition but perseveres with Alec's help this time. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more about Amelia's attempts at detection in a small town, as well as what the other characters will be up to.
It's an all new mystery in Lake Champlain! “Dangling participle: A participle with no clear grammatical relationship to the subject of the sentence.” Dancing participle. I like that. It's an all new mystery for Amelia, the English teacher slash sleuth. I really have gotten to love this character since I've read the first book. It's an amazing mystery for Amelia who recently married Gil. I love that the characters are in their 40s and act like they are. They aren't a bunch of twenty-somethings that think they are invincible. I really love Amelia and Gil's relationship, but that's not all to this wonderful quaint mystery story. The characters are believable, and Kennedy has gained a fan in me and her work. I love the English teacher, and it sounds more intriguing and interesting than solving dangling participle or sentence diagrams. Loved it.
E. E. Kennedy in her new book, “Death Dangles A Participle” Book Two in the Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery series published by Sheaf House Publishers gives us another adventure with Amelia Prentice. From the back cover: Winter can be harsh in the North Country. When the reckless teenaged Rousseau brothers, J.T. and Dustin, attempt to cross a frozen Lake Champlain in their ancient VW, what they find plunges them into hot water, not cold. Their guilt in a brutal murder is obvious to everyone except English teacher Amelia Prentice Dickensen, freshly returned from her honeymoon with new husband Gil, who is determined to find the clue that will prove them innocent: a single bullet. Despite a falling out with best friend Lily, parents irate over a low grade, a missing cat, and a strange illness that strikes when least expected, Amelia is determined to find the truth. Unless she is frozen out by an equally determined murderer . . . Amelia Prentice is back with another classic mystery. It all begins with a let’s blow off steam drive across frozen Lake Champlain. Someone is shooting at the brothers and then that person winds up shot and the brothers are blamed. Now we know who didn’t do it but who did? At the same time we have to deal with a problem with Lily, conflict with nephew Vern and all kinds of goings on over at the Chez Prentice. This is what makes Ms. Kennedy’s stories so much fun. There is so much more going on that just the investigation of the murder and finding out the identity of the killer. We get involved in the lives of the people of the town and we just enjoy ourselves while we are there. Ms. Kennedy has crafted a page turner worthy of the old masters, an exciting event, some story, another exciting event, more story. And the mystery is terrific. You want to figure out who us behind everything but you just can’t seem to and so you flip another page hoping for an answer which doesn’t come until the satisfactory end. E. E. Kennedy is a fun author that makes reading enjoyable even if you are sitting on the edge of your chair. Don’t bother bringing a beverage to drink while you read because you will forget it is there the story is that intense. Ms. Kennedy batted a thousand on this one. I highly recommend it. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”