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The Semester of Our Discontent

(2015)
(The first book in the Lila Maclean Mystery series)
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Awards
Agatha Award Best First Book
English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University, until she finds one of her colleagues dead.

She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer.

More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society.

Rather than earning an “A” for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing her assignment…and becoming the next victim.

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THE SEMESTER OF OUR DISCONTENT by Cynthia Kuhn | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you'll probably like them all.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"College professor Lila Maclean gets an A+ for her detecting skills in this twisty mystery set at a Colorado university. With suspects and motives galore, solving the murder of department chair Roland Higgins won't be easy, but Lila's got brains and guts to spare. A great book!" - Maggie Barbieri

"The best cozy debut I've read this year. An engaging heroine, a college setting that will have you aching to go back to school, and a puzzler of a mystery make this a must-read for cozy lovers." - Laura DiSilverio

"A pitch-perfect portrayal of academic life with a beguiling cast of anxious newbies, tweedy old troublemakers and scholars as sharp as they're wise. Lila's Stonedale is a world I'm thrilled to have found. Roll on book two!" - Catriona McPherson

"Takes the reader into higher education's secrets and shadows, where the real lesson is for the new professor--how to stay alive. If you're smart, you'll read this book." - Lori Rader-Day

"Cynthia Kuhn takes readers on a mind-boggling safari into the wilds of academia...Only an insider like Kuhn can reveal the savagery behind the mask of scholarship and collegiality with such acuity and grace." - Lev Raphael


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Used availability for Cynthia Kuhn's The Semester of Our Discontent

Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Semester of Our Discontent (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Kuhn
ISBN: 1-4328-4879-8 / 978-1-4328-4879-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: THE SEMESTER OF OUR DISCONTENT (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Kuhn
ISBN: 1-63511-012-2 / 978-1-63511-012-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Semester of our Discontent (A Lila Maclean Mystery) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Cynthia Kuhn
ISBN: 1-63511-009-2 / 978-1-63511-009-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Semester of Our Discontent (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Cynthia Kuhn
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU