Synopsis from Amazon:
Another murder in small town Cold Creek has tensions rising. Clive Johnson, the groundskeeper at Cold Creek College, is a convenient scapegoat for a police chief who seeks an easy solution. Convinced Chief Pfeiffe has it all wrong, professor and psychologist Sheridan Hendley sets out to help prove Clive’s innocence. But not everyone is pleased by her enthusiastic search for the truth. Just as her life is looking up personally, it looks like she might be the next victim.
In the last few years I have read a lot of cozy mysteries and although I do enjoy the antics of many “ditsy” heroines, it is a refreshing change to encounter a cozy heroine who is anything but ditsy. Sheridan is a college professor with her head on her shoulders, who is determined to get to the bottom of things and ensure that the guilty person is the one charged with murder. The story is quick paced, with an interesting cast of supporting characters in the small college town where the book is set. Nardi keeps you guessing, taking unexpected turns as the mystery unfolds. Definitely worth reading. I’ll be watching out for more books by this author. This book is part of a series, however both books also work as standalone novels. Although they feature some of the same characters, you could easily read them out of order.
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