Genre – Cozy Mystery
Rating 5 stars out of 5
Emma Lovett walked into Thomas Jefferson high school on her first day there as a teacher, and she was shocked to find a corpse.
Melvin, the night janitor had been cold-cocked from behind and lay sprawled on the main office floor.
Leslie Parker, head of the English department joined Emma to become her sidekick amateur sleuth. Together they bumbled and fumbled their way past an incompetent local detective and an array of possible and improbable suspects to find the killer.
The plot for Death by Diploma is interesting and well thought out with multiple suspects to follow. Some of the characters are zany and unpredictable. The dialog between Emma and Leslie is witty and entertaining.
There's even an internal story of an old love lost to never be rekindled.
And, of course, Emma and Leslie have their romantic interest also.
Editing is excellent, and sentence structure is good, too. There are some curse words, but they're not overly abundant.
Fans of cozy mysteries will enjoy this story. Readers who like more hard boiled action may not.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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