domenica 8 maggio 2016

Review & Giveaway: Failure is Fatal by Lesley A. Diehl

Failure Is Fatal
by Lesley A. Diehl

Failure Is Fatal (Laura Murphy Mysteries) 
2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Creekside Publishing (January 21, 2016)
Paperback: 324 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0997234909


Someone at Professor Laura Murphy’s college appears to be playing a joke on her by planting sexually explicit stories in her research results, but the joke turns deadly when one story details the recent stabbing murder of a coed. Laura’s close friend, Detective Derrick Pasquis from the local police, asks for her help in interviewing the prickly suspects who resist intervention from outside the campus community. Eager to search out clues, Laura ignores warning signs that playing amateur sleuth may jeopardize her newly developing romance with Guy. And of course her usual intrusive manner puts her at odds with everyone on campus—colleagues, the college administration, the head of campus security and fraternity members. Is there no one Laura can’t offend in her eagerness to find the truth? The closer she gets to solving the crime, the more it appears that the past—the coed’s, that of a prominent faculty member and Laura’s own—is the key to the murder. Caught in an early winter blizzard, Laura must choose between wandering the mountains and freezing to death or taking her chances with a killer clever enough to make murder look like the work of an innocent student.

My Review

It 's a cozy mystery exciting and full of humor set in a college.
Laura Murphy is a professor with a passion for solving mysteries. Together with Detective Derrick Pasquis, she will investigate the killing of a coed on the campus. When she learns that her death is linked to academic research she was doing, she will focus more strongly to the investigation. Her curiosity and thirst for the righteousness will create big problems with her boyfriend Guy and even endanger her life.
Laura is a very amazing character, is smart, funny, self-willed, even stubborn. I loved all the time spent with her.
Although it is the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone.
This was a fun and enjoyable read. The plot was well woven and I was captivated after the first few pages. All the characters were interesting and the dialogue were great
If you are looking for a great humorous mystery then you need to read this book.

About The Author –

Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York.  In the winter she migrates to old Florida—cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport.  Back north, the shy ghost inhabiting the cottage serves as her literary muse.  When not writing, she gardens, cooks and renovates the 1874 cottage with the help of her husband, two cats and, of course, Fred the ghost, who gives artistic direction to their work.
She is the author of a number of mystery series (Microbrewing SeriesBig Lake Mystery Series,Eve Appel Mystery Series and the Laura Murphy Mysteries), a standalone mystery (Angel Sleuth) and numerous short stories.   

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