The Penningtons Investigate – smart classy academic mysteries

When their clever minds inquire, clever killers can’t hide.

1 Planted

When the Penningtons find a live gun under the dead tree in their rose garden, they’re convinced there’s a body somewhere. So is a friend with the State Police. But whose body? Where is it? Who pulled the trigger? And why did the killer plant the gun?

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“Lots of twists and turns and a wonderfully woven mystery.” Texas Book Nook Feb 17, 2017

2 Stuck

 Murder never entered the picture until Fritz Van Derzee announced he planned to clear his name. Who stuck a jeweled stiletto into his desktop after stabbing him? And where’s the ten million he was falsely accused of embezzling?

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“I loved the balance between the lives and personalities of the characters and the mystery they were dealing with. . . Collier creates scenarios that are not easy to unravel and keeps you invested throughout the entirety of the novel.” My Reading Addiction, Sept 11, 2017

3 Sipped

When Lyssa hosts dinner for a faculty candidate, someone adds a little poison to his glass. Is it because he’s not who he says he is? Or is something else at work at troubled Tompkins College?

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4 Vamoosed


Professor Rand Cunningham is shot and left for dead on the Penningtons’s front lawn, and Lyssa Pennington could be next. Who’s behind the drive-by hit? Detective Shaughnessy hunts for the badass truck seen speeding away from the scene. Lyssa and Kyle follow a lead to Norway, where villains, trolls, and other bombshells will change their lives forever.

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