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The Semester of Our Discontent [Reading] ➸ The Semester of Our Discontent Author Cynthia Kuhn – Thomashillier.co.uk Agatha Award Winner, Best First NovelEnglish 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 ev Agatha Award Winner, Best First of Our PDF Ê NovelEnglish 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, The Semester MOBI :↠ so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killerMore attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol found 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 Semester of Our MOBI ô 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.

    Free Unlimited eBook 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 Semester of Our MOBI ô 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 227 pages
  • The Semester of Our Discontent
  • Cynthia Kuhn
  • English
  • 19 October 2019

About the Author: Cynthia Kuhn

Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila of Our PDF Ê Maclean Academic Mystery series Her work has also appeared in Mystery Most Edible, McSweeney s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD, and other publications She blogs with Chicks on the Case and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America The Semester MOBI :↠ Forinformation, please visit cynthiakuhn.



10 thoughts on “The Semester of Our Discontent

  1. Andrea Stoeckel Andrea Stoeckel says:

    I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley I thank them for their generousity In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Even if much learning makes one person mad it need not make everybody mad Dorothy L Sayers, Gaudy NightNewly minted D I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley I thank them for their generousity In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Even if much learning makes one person mad it need not make everybody mad Dorothy L Sayers, Gaudy NightNewly minted Dr Lila Maclean is in her first semester at Stonedale University She loves teaching is passionate about Gothic and Mystery writers, and seems frazzled by the unspoken publish or perish rule that the chair of her department seems to use to keep things they way they ve always been aka the old boys network and the less women in the department the better it is.for HIM.Lila s cousin Calista is a poet, professor and scholar of note that was instrumental in her coming to Stonedale Her dissertatuon work broke enough new ground that she was welcomed and despite the pressure of the department chair, was settling inuntil the chair is murdered with a symbolic knife Calista is arrested and Lila is frightened and there s the rub.Written in the style of a Gothic mystery, this book is extremely satisfying Who else has sent me on a search for obscure book references like Hawthorne s The Blithedale Romance Cynthia Kuhn s breath of knowledge and sense of humor are both evident in Lila s development as a character that I will eagerly anticipate enjoying well into the future

  2. Wendy Wendy says:

    Just finished this one and loved it In her first semester teaching at fictional Stonedale College, English professor Lila Maclean steps right in the middle of a mysterious murder Soon enough, Lila realizes she may hold the clues to solving the mystery and takes you on a journey of connecting the dots and dodging danger at every corner This whodunit kept me guessing until the very end I love that in a story The author s writing style is so engaging Weaving imagery and theme together seamless Just finished this one and loved it In her first semester teaching at fictional Stonedale College, English professor Lila Maclean steps right in the middle of a mysterious murder Soon enough, Lila realizes she may hold the clues to solving the mystery and takes you on a journey of connecting the dots and dodging danger at every corner This whodunit kept me guessing until the very end I love that in a story The author s writing style is so engaging Weaving imagery and theme together seamlessly, she created a story and setting that you can picture in your mind s eye Her characters are likable and relatable Lila is a fun, witty, intelligent, and strong lead character and I can t wait to read about her again in the series Next Lila Maclean book, please

  3. Meredith Meredith says:

    Fun and light mystery When Lila Maclean, a new hire in the English department at an elite university in Colorado, discovers the dead body of the pompous department chair she is thrown into a series of events that point to her as being a suspect in his murder Asfaculty members are murdered, Lila works to discover who is offing the English department faculty.If you have ever worked in academia, especially in an English department, you will greatly appreciate the humor and events that occur Fun and light mystery When Lila Maclean, a new hire in the English department at an elite university in Colorado, discovers the dead body of the pompous department chair she is thrown into a series of events that point to her as being a suspect in his murder Asfaculty members are murdered, Lila works to discover who is offing the English department faculty.If you have ever worked in academia, especially in an English department, you will greatly appreciate the humor and events that occur in The Semester of Our Discontent I received an e copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  4. Mark Baker Mark Baker says:

    Lila Maclean is excited to be teaching her first semester as a professor She s not so happy with her department chair, however, especially after he shoots down her idea for a course on mysteries and basically tells her to sit down and observe Walking into a department meeting a couple of hours later, she finds him stabbed to death on a table With rumors that she knowsthan she is saying, she decides to find the killer herself.This is a fun debut The college came alive for me, and I real Lila Maclean is excited to be teaching her first semester as a professor She s not so happy with her department chair, however, especially after he shoots down her idea for a course on mysteries and basically tells her to sit down and observe Walking into a department meeting a couple of hours later, she finds him stabbed to death on a table With rumors that she knowsthan she is saying, she decides to find the killer herself.This is a fun debut The college came alive for me, and I really enjoyed the setting Now that Lila s co workers won t be suspects, I m looking forward to seeing them growas well since I liked most of them While the book starts out quickly, I did feel the pace lagged a little in the middle before things came together for a logical end.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers

  5. Mary Angela Mary Angela says:

    This book was so much fun I enjoyed all the light hearted academic infighting as well as the protagonist sserious desire to research an unknown female mystery writer I will definitely be reading the next book in this series to find out where Lila Maclean s studies take her.

  6. Sara Sara says:

    Full disclosure I personally know this Author She is a professor at the University I attend, and she happens to be one of my favorites So yes, I have a somewhat personal bias towards her, but I will do my best to review the novel in a bipartisan way This was a delightful, light mystery In the mystery canon, I am sure it would be placed in the cozy category It has just the right amount of action and suspense and I found the use ofthan a few red herrings, while some were obvious, oth Full disclosure I personally know this Author She is a professor at the University I attend, and she happens to be one of my favorites So yes, I have a somewhat personal bias towards her, but I will do my best to review the novel in a bipartisan way This was a delightful, light mystery In the mystery canon, I am sure it would be placed in the cozy category It has just the right amount of action and suspense and I found the use ofthan a few red herrings, while some were obvious, others were not, very well done There are many intertextual references to real authors and their works that are highly interesting and entertaining The author also does a great job of painting a vivid campus setting, one that manages to be both very realistic and just a bit magicial The novel is well written, the characters are relatable and interesting, and the story is a great mix of mystery and real life It is an engaging read, in fact, I read the entire novel in one night Even if I didn t know Dr Kuhn, I would still highly recommend this novel to all who love a great mystery

  7. Debbie Debbie says:

    This was the first in a series and the first I have read by this author Someone is out to get the professors at Stonedale And personally, I think the first professor was lucky to have lived as long as he did What a grumpy, opinionated old man The killer should have got an award for that one Ha Anyways, there are lots of suspects and the cops are curious why Lila is always the one to find the bodies Whether living or just injured There is also something creepy going on around campus with This was the first in a series and the first I have read by this author Someone is out to get the professors at Stonedale And personally, I think the first professor was lucky to have lived as long as he did What a grumpy, opinionated old man The killer should have got an award for that one Ha Anyways, there are lots of suspects and the cops are curious why Lila is always the one to find the bodies Whether living or just injured There is also something creepy going on around campus with gargoyles on the buildings and mysterious statutes just showing up This was a great little cozy mystery and I look forward to readingby this author I would absolutely recommend this book Thanks to Henery Press for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e galley in exchange for an honest review

  8. Carrie Carrie says:

    Lila Maclean has just started her job as an English professor at Stonedale University She s just starting to make some friends with her colleagues and learn her way around but after a confrontation with a colleague she later walks in to find he s been murdered More attacks on professors follow the first but when Lila s cousin is arrested in the case Lila vows to find outabout what is going on and clear her name The Semester of Our Discontent is one of those cozy mysteries that has the m Lila Maclean has just started her job as an English professor at Stonedale University She s just starting to make some friends with her colleagues and learn her way around but after a confrontation with a colleague she later walks in to find he s been murdered More attacks on professors follow the first but when Lila s cousin is arrested in the case Lila vows to find outabout what is going on and clear her name The Semester of Our Discontent is one of those cozy mysteries that has the main character sticking to who they are and doing their investigating with their own skills and knowledge One thing I never enjoy is when the characters become some sort of super sleuth when they are supposed to be everyday people caught up in a crime, thankfully this book kept Lila in the world she would be comfortable with as a professor and I certainly appreciated that However, I will say some of the debates and discussions among the group of university professors could be a bit dull here and there Some parts were interesting but after a few discussions about the male literary authors versus females and what should or could be taught the story got a bit slow paced for my taste Now, my biggest complaint overall with the book may be considered a slight spoiler but it involves the ending and the killer The big killer reveal at the end isn t something a reader could really pick out and guess from the story and the overall explanation really was rather weak for a killing spree It s also really not realistic to have the killer basically giving a haha it s me speech when those involved hadn t a clue Overall, some good aspects to the story and writing but in the end I wasn t extremely overjoyed either In the end decided to go with 2.5 stars for The Semester of Our Discontent.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Forreviews please visit

  9. Craig Craig says:

    I am not a typical mystery or cozy reader, and I read this bookfor the academic angle For me, therefore, Kuhn s book is, first and foremost, a terrific and funny look at life in a university s English department I felt like Charles Dickens or Jane Austen had written about a modern English department with all of its infighting, strange and lovably horrible characters, and politics, politics, politics Kuhn s book is an interesting mystery, don t get me wrong But I have to say that I love I am not a typical mystery or cozy reader, and I read this bookfor the academic angle For me, therefore, Kuhn s book is, first and foremost, a terrific and funny look at life in a university s English department I felt like Charles Dickens or Jane Austen had written about a modern English department with all of its infighting, strange and lovably horrible characters, and politics, politics, politics Kuhn s book is an interesting mystery, don t get me wrong But I have to say that I loved itfor its insightful and darkly funny depiction of academic life in this particular, if imagined, Colorado university

  10. Theresa Crater Theresa Crater says:

    What fun Kuhn has a truly wicked sense of humor disguised beneath sweet Lila s new professor naivete and social anxiety I ve been in higher ed for entirely too long now, so I enjoyed the scenarios and quips quite a bit As Henry Kissinger said, Academic politics are so vicious because the stakes are so low or something like that Here Kuhn pushes those stakes over the edge until there s a body on the conference table Enjoyed her smart, snappy writing style Looking forward tofrom th What fun Kuhn has a truly wicked sense of humor disguised beneath sweet Lila s new professor naivete and social anxiety I ve been in higher ed for entirely too long now, so I enjoyed the scenarios and quips quite a bit As Henry Kissinger said, Academic politics are so vicious because the stakes are so low or something like that Here Kuhn pushes those stakes over the edge until there s a body on the conference table Enjoyed her smart, snappy writing style Looking forward tofrom this author

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