Saturday, July 9, 2016
Murder Mezzo Forte
He is a reclusive history professor with musical hallucinations. . . .
She a headstrong professor of religion, a converted Wiccan. Earlier, they solved a campus murder, but now police say they formed two-thirds of an illicit love triangle with a newly-murdered female colleague and they’re probably guilty of her murder. A leak of the alleged scandal to the college administration threatens their jobs.
Their desperate attempt to prove themselves innocent of the triangle and the murder plunges them into a tangle of unsavory corporate relationships among college trustees. And it puts their lives in danger from a mysterious criminal organization that seems to have tentacles everywhere.
Can this ill-matched pair’s stumbling efforts succeed against the entrenched forces of the police, the college’s incompetent administration, and that powerful but unseen criminal organization? If not, they may end up unemployed, in prison, or suffering a fate much worse.
About the Author: Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he earned a PhD in Renaissance literature and taught literature at two liberal arts colleges. His publications include three suspense novels, one historical novel, and a book of poetry. He lives near Houston, TX, where he writes fiction, poetry, and essays on current topics.
Find out more about Donn at http://www.donntaylor.com.
My thoughts: I read Rhapsody in Red, the first mystery in this series, ages ago and remembered enjoying the slightly quirky characters immensely. So, I was thrilled to see that Donn had written another Preston Barclay mystery!
Another semester is under way at Overton University. Press and Mara have recovered from solving the last mystery, but are still living under the shadow of some of the accusations that were directed towards them during that time. When another faculty member is murdered, and they are once again seen as suspects, it's up to this unlikely duo to solve the mystery.
I love the characters and their sense of humor! Both are quick and witty. I also enjoy the discussions on faith and education. This series is excellent, if you are looking for a good mystery that will keep you on your toes, then check it out!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.