Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spotlight & #Giveaway for The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn.  Please leave a comment or question for Cynthia to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on her tour by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  I will be posting a review of this book shortly.  

The Semester of Our Discontenthttp://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=dollycsthoug-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1635110092
By Cynthia Kuhn
Lila Maclean Mystery, Book 1

Publisher: Henery Press

Release Date:  April 5, 2016
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635110098
E-Book ASIN: B01A7BH83S

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | iTunes |  Kobo 

About the 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.


Cynthia Kuhn teaches and writes in Colorado. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD and other publications. She is the current president of Sisters in Crime-Colorado and blogs with Mysteristas. Visit her at cynthiakuhn.net or @cynthiakuhn.

Author Links
Twitter: @cynthiakuhn

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  1. Question to the author: Are there vocabulary words or concepts in your book that may be new to readers? Define some of those.

  2. Hi Mai: Good question! The idea of "publish or perish" might be one: it means that when you are on the tenure track, you are expected to publish academic articles and books (or else you will not be granted tenure, which means you get to stay at the institution). Thanks for commenting!

  3. I almost always enjoy academic settings (in books, that is). Will watch for the review an keep an eye out for this one.

  4. Love mysteries and this one sounds intriguing