by C T Collier


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After a rough semester, Professor Lyssa Pennington just wants to post her grades and join her husband, Kyle, in Cornwall for Christmas. First, though, she's expected to host an elegant dinner for Emile Duval, the soon-to-be Chair of Languages at Tompkins College.

Too bad no one told Lyssa murder is on the menu. And, by the way, Emile Duval is an imposter.

Who is he really? And who wanted him dead? Without those answers, the Penningtons can kiss Christmas in Cornwall goodbye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781718912861
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/10/2018
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 970,365
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

C. T. Collier grew up in Seneca Falls, NY, left the area for college and jobs, but always wanted to return to the Finger Lakes. Today she lives in a beautiful small city on one of the prettiest of the Finger Lakes, not unlike fictional Tompkins Falls on lovely Chestnut Lake. Most days you'll find her writing in her tiny office looking out on a woods populated with fox, deer, wild turkeys, and songbirds. In her career as a tech-savvy college professor she has been endlessly fascinated with campus intrigue. Entirely fictional, Tompkins College is no college and every college.

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Bellasgram1217 More than 1 year ago
I really liked that this was a different story with a different take. It was not your typical mystery. I liked the characters of Lyssa and Kyle and how caring Kyle was of Lyssa. Natalie was a very good addition to the book and added a lot to the story. This book will have you guessing to the end. There are more than one murder in the book. Lyssa is a Professor and a recovering alcholic who is now a AA sponsor. When her sponsoree is found dead it leads to a tale of secrets, blackmail, lies and danger. I really recommend this book to anyone who likes a good whodunit that will keep you guessing. I look foward to more of Lyssa and Kyle and their adventures and hope Lyssa learns how to say no to Justin! I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
WisReader More than 1 year ago
Not having read the previous books in this series, I was able to follow this story quite well. It is a complicated, complex murder mystery. There are some adult subjects or themes, but all is tastefully presented. Unlike many mysteries, while relationships are discussed, and make significant difference to the story, I would not say there is a romantic element to this book. It is strictly a crime novel. The main story takes place on a college campus with plenty of rivalries and academic political confrontations and disagreements. When a department chair is found dead and a replacement must be assigned in short order, tensions run high. Secrets are revealed. Friendships and loyalties are tested. An intense read with plenty of surprises.
luvzRaven More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book enormously. I came into the series here at the third book. While I could tell there was a history with the other characters, I in no way felt it impedes the story by having not read the other two before reading this one. I do intend to read the first two because I truly enjoyed the characters and the way the mysteries unfolded. The story involves a lot of different parts, and just when you think you have it all figured out, a new clue appears and completely changes everything. 5 out of 5 Stars for me!!