Friday, May 16, 2014

Murder is Academic by Lesley A. Diehl blog tour

I'm excited to be part of this blog tour for Lesley A. Diehl. Her book Murder is Academic is a great read!

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Murder is Academic

by Lesley A. Diehl

I enjoyed the book….Well written, will keep you guessing…
File Size: 1626 KB
Print Length: 223 pages
Publisher: Lesley A. Diehl (March 29, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Laura Murphy, psychology professor, thinks there’s nothing she likes better than coffee and donuts on a summer morning until she says yes to dinner with a Canadian biker and finds herself and her date suspects in the murder of her college’s president. Laura’s friend, the detective assigned the case, asks her to help him find out who on the small upstate New York college campus may be a killer.  The murder appears to be wrapped up in some unsavory happenings on the lake where Laura lives.  A fish kill and raw sewage seeping into the water along with the apparent drowning suicide of a faculty member complicate the hunt for the killer.  And then things become personal.  The killer makes a threatening phone call to Laura. With a tornado bearing down on the area and the killer intent upon silencing her, Laura’s sleuthing work may come too late to save her and her biker from a watery grave.
My Review:
I was drawn in from the start of this book. Laura is a fantastic character , strong and great plot make this book a hit! Lesley keeps you hooked from the start. From the murder until finding out who did it, you are on the edge of your seat. Laura is determined to find out who the killer is before the tornado hits and does everything she can to keep herself and friends alive. What a wonderful read! I'm glad to have been part of this tour.

About The Author
Like me, my protagonists choose to live their lives close to nature.
From the deep, green river valleys and tree-covered mountains of upstate New York to the palm-treed pastures of the Big Lake Country in Florida, these women have found their homes and their hearts in rural America.
These plucky snoops are joined by a transplant from Connecticut, Eve Appel, who moves to rural Florida to set up a consignment shop with her best friend and partner, Madeleine Boudreau.
All these amateur sleuths yearn for the simple, artless existence of hard work coupled with rustic pleasure.
That’s why they live away from big cities, but murder and violence have a way of stalking us, even our plucky heroines, who think they’ve avoided life’s perils.
Lesley A. Diehl author of cozy mysteries featuring sassy, country gals who enjoy snooping

I hope you will add this book to your list of ones to read!! 


  1. This sounds really good! I am going to definitely pick it up.

  2. Sounds like a lot happening in the book and the pressure is bearing down on Laura to solve the crime. Cute Cover.

  3. Thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy the book and will return to read more about Laura Murphy when I bring out the second one.


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