The Penningtons Investigate – smart classy academic mysteries
When their clever minds inquire, clever killers can’t hide.
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?
“Lots of twists and turns and a wonderfully woven mystery.” Texas Book Nook Feb 17, 2017
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?
“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
“Collier marries compelling attention to campus life with a very suspenseful mystery. I am a big fan of academic mysteries, and this one is an absolute delight.” Amazon review by Cyn.
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.