Tran­si­tion back to school mode with this ex­tra- cur­ric­u­lar list

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With area schools start­ing up again this week, the team at Ce­cil County Pub­lic Li­braries com­piled a list of books that deal with aca­demic char­ac­ters, set­tings and plots. Death Makes the Cut By Jan­ice Ham­rick In Jan­ice Ham­rick’s fol­low-up to her award­win­ning de­but, “Death on Tour,” Jo­ce­lyn Shore must find his fel­low teacher’s killer to clear an in­no­cent man’s name. The first bell of the new school year hasn’t even rung, and Shore, a Texas high school teacher, is al­ready at the scene of a mur­der.

The Square Root Mur­der By Ada Madi­son Dr. So­phie Knowles teaches math at Hen­ley Col­lege in Mas­sachusetts, but when a col­league turns up dead, it’s up to her to find the killer be­fore someone else gets sub­tracted.

The Lost Di­aries of Iris Weed By Jan­ice Law Pro­fes­sor Ja­son Lar­son (“Lars”), a scholar of Ro- of man­tic and Vic­to­rian po­etry at a pres­ti­gious Con­necti­cut univer­sity, agrees to be­come Iris Weed’s ad­vi­sor for the se­mes­ter. Ev­ery­thing goes swim­mingly un­til Iris is killed in a vi­cious at­tack in a park­ing lot. And Lars, last seen ar­gu­ing with her near the mur­der scene, is left hold­ing the jour­nal.

Photo, Snap, Shot: A Kiki Lowen­stein Mys­tery By Joanna Camp­bell Slan Old money and tra­di­tion are the hall­marks of the St. Louis prep school that Kiki Lowen­stein’s daughter Anya at­tends. But the elite academy is stamped with scan­dal when Anya finds the dead body of teacher Sissy Gilchrist in its el­e­gant the­ater. Even worse, Anya might have seen the killer.

Gaudy Night : A Lord Peter Wim­sey Mys­tery with Har­riet Vane By Dorothy L. Say­ers When Har­riet Vane at­tends her Ox­ford re­union, known as the Gaudy, the prim aca­demic set­ting is haunted by a rash of bi- zarre pranks: scrawled ob­scen­i­ties, burnt ef­fi­gies, and poi­son-pen let­ters, in­clud­ing one that says, “Ask your boyfriend with the ti­tle if he likes ar­senic in his soup.” Some of the notes threaten mur­der, and all are per­fectly ghastly. Yet in spite of their scur­rilous na­ture, all are per­fectly worded. Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion By Mag­gie Bar­bieri Catch­ing a mur­derer or tak­ing over the vic­tim’s job as bas­ket­ball coach — for vet­eran sleuth and col­lege pro­fes­sor Ali­son Berg­eron, sport is a fate worse than death. Col­lege English pro­fes­sor and some­times am­a­teur sleuth Ali­son Berg­eron would’ve been thrilled to hear that her hus­band, NYPD De­tec­tive Bobby Craw­ford, was leav­ing Homi­cide if that were the whole story, but it turns out that Bobby’s next as­sign­ment is even worse — he’s go­ing un­der­cover. The Fugi­tive King By Sarah R. Shaber Univer­sity of North Carolina his­tory pro­fes- sor Si­mon Shaw doesn’t spend all of his time in the class­room or grad­ing term pa­pers. In fact, he has been mak­ing head­lines for his role in in­ves­ti­gat­ing mur­ders that oc­curred over the last cen­tury. Var­i­ous news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines have even dubbed him a “foren­sic his­to­rian.” Si­mon is just start­ing to warm up to this ti­tle when an­other mys­tery presents it­self. Judg­ment Call By J. A. Jance When Sher­iff Joanna Bradys daughter, Jenny, stum­bles across the body of her high school prin­ci­pal, De­bra High­smith, in the desert, the Cochise County sher­iffs personal and pro­fes­sional worlds col­lide, forc­ing her to tread the dif­fi­cult mid­dle ground be­tween be­ing an of­fi­cer of the law and a mother.

For more in­for­ma­tion, ti­tle avail­abil­ity and read­ing rec­om­men­da­tions, visit www. ce­cil. ebranch. info, find the Ce­cil County Pub­lic Li­brary on Face­book, call 410-996-5600 or stop by any branch.

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