When a student is found drowned in the campus pond of a prestigious New England boarding school, Thea Kozak is called in for crisis management. Cooperation abounds until Thea discovers that the young victim was pregnant and the death may not have been an accident. Then administration and students turn tight-lipped. When Thea digs deeper, she unearths a host of nasty secrets beneath the school’s genteel facade.
Now everyone wants her gone, everyone except the killer who has a very different fate in mind for Thea Kozak.
"If a sleep-losing page turner is your thing, keep an eye on Thea." Richard Barre, award-winning author of the Wil Hardesty Series
THE THEA KOZAK MYSTERY SERIES, in order
Chosen for Death
Death in a Funhouse Mirror
Death at the Wheel
An Educated Death
Death in Paradise
Liberty or Death
Death Warmed Over
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I read late and was up early to finish Kate Flora's AN EDUCATED DEATH -- twisty and compelling, part MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and part PEYTON PLACE with much that I did not see coming. I slept when Thea did, made coffee when Thea did, had for breakfast at the conclusion and then de-stressed with an aqua class. (Thea had more energetic options ;-) Thea’s personal life has to take a back seat to deal with a suspicious drowning death at a private school. While studying procedures for keeping students safe, she finds ever-widening circles of neglect of duty, cover-ups, and predatory relationships . . . and danger, always danger, despite honest attempts to be careful and stay safe. I love Thea, her principles, her refusal to give up, and even her Christmas plans. Some wise words: “Three C’s?” “Closemouthed, cautious, and caring.” Join Chocolates Anonymous or perhaps “just eat the stuff?” Trouble comes from “trying to please people who can’t be pleased.” Perhaps not wise to “lose oneself in work” and sometimes indulge in “a lumberjill breakfast.”
I am a professional woman in a male dominated field, and have spent the first 15 years wishing I could say the things Thea does! Sure the plot is a bit improbable, but this is fiction! I thoroughly enjoyed the first 3 books in this series & plan to read them all!
A cozy with a remarkably unlikeable and improbable protagonist. Avoid at all costs.