An Act of Murder

An Act of Murder
  • Author: Mary Angela
  • Publisher: Camel Press
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Release Date: October 15, 2016
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  • GenreCozy
  • Purchase on Amazon

Book Summary

In the sleepy college town of Copper Bluff, South Dakota, English professor Emmeline Prather is enjoying the start of a new semester. But when one of her students dies working on the fall musical, it disrupts life on the small, quiet campus. Although the police rule the death accidental, Prof. Prather has good reason to suspect foul play.

Unmasking the murderer proves much more challenging than finding dangling participles, so Em recruits fellow English professor Lenny Jenkins for assistance. Together, they comb the campus and vicinity for clues, risking their reputations and possibly their jobs. After an intruder breaks into Em’s house, Lenny advises caution–and perhaps a change of address. Em, on the other hand, is all the more determined to forge ahead, convinced they’re on the brink of an important breakthrough.

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About The Author

Mary Angela is the author of An Act of Murder, the debut novel in the new Professor Prather Mystery series being published by Camel Press. Mary teaches college English and lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with her husband and two young daughters. An avid mystery fan, she is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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Book Review by Bree Herron

Emmeline Prather is an English professor in  Copper Bluff, South Dakota. A devoted professor to the arts, and anything French I was drawn to her quickly. Her drive and ambition to bring more to the college was a great characteristic that I enjoyed. Emmeline is this character that you love because she just seems like a real person. I found her quirks, and passions to be similar to mine (Hello, France anyone?) which made me feel a friendship with her. In fact, all the characters are this way. You just love many of the professors.

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The mystery was great, and set up nicely.  I found that the book just flowed into the mystery. It held great clues, but twists that kept you guessing. I say that about many mysteries, BUT it is important that a mystery isn’t solved in the first five chapters.

This book is a great, no excellent start to a series! I am looking forward to the next book in this series. I am very eager to see where Emmeline will be going in life.

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What is your favorite setting for a mystery? Small town, big city?

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

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1 Comment

  1. Mary Angela

    Thank you for reviewing my book and your kind words. You have an amazing website! You made it so easy to find my next great read. Enjoy your Sunday.
    Mary Angela


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