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?
When Lyssa hosts dinner for a faculty candidate, someone adds a little poison to the candidate’s glass. Is it because she’s not who she says she is? What other secrets did she take to the grave?
Shot and left for dead on the Penningtons’s front walk, Professor Cunningham, now a wildly successful author, whispers, “Her father,” before he dies. Whose father? The teenage fan whose death he’s being sued for? The student he’s accused of dallying with? And whose truck was seen speeding away?
Who gifted the retiring library director with irresistible dark chocolate creams laced with the director’s deadliest allergen? Did the killer know she hadn’t yet signed her new will leaving half her assets to the college?
Tompkins College thought they were rid of Professor Kristov, but he’s back in town for the Chestnut Lake Microbrew Festival. When he drops dead while sampling craft beer, Lyssa has a feeling it’s murder. But she never imagines her sister will be the number one suspect.