Murder never entered the picture until Fritz Van Derzee decided, at long last, to clear his name. Who stuck a jeweled stiletto into his desktop after stabbing him to death? Fritz’s daughter, Emma, recruits her former professor Lyssa Pennington to find the killer.
But where’s the ten million Fritz was falsely accused of embezzling? Tompkins College President, Justin Cushman, hires his old friend Kyle Pennington to trace the missing money.
While Lyssa uses charm and tenacity on the long list of suspects, Kyle reconstructs the college’s old homegrown finance system. As they converge on the killer, Lyssa and Kyle may be the next two casualties.
Try as she might to resist the pull of getting dragged into another investigation, Lyssa Pennington finally lets herself be persuaded to help her former student, Emma, to clear her father’s name. After proclaiming his intent to prove himself innocent of embezzlement, Fritz Van Derzee ends up dead. Lyssa and her husband Kyle try to track down the missing funds, and find themselves in the line of fire. Lyssa and Kyle are a sweet couple, each with their own strengths, which makes them a good investigative team, and Stuck an enjoyable story.
Stuck is “The Penningtons Investigate” Book 2.
About The Author
C. T. Collier was born to solve logic puzzles, wear tweed, and drink Earl Grey tea. Her professional experience in cutthroat high tech and backstabbing higher education gave her endless opportunity to study intrigue. Add to that her longtime love of mysteries, and it’s no wonder she writes academic mysteries that draw inspiration from traditional whodunits. Her setting is entirely fictional: Tompkins College is no college and every college, and Tompkins Falls is a blend of several Finger Lakes towns, including her hometown, Seneca Falls, NY (AKA Bedford Falls from It’s a Wonderful Life).
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