Transition back to school mode with this extra- curricular list
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.