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The murder of a talented student at a small New England college thrusts linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau into the search for the killer. Lauren is a determined Quaker with an ear for accents. Her investigation exposes small town intrigues, academic blackmail and a clandestine drug cartel that now has its sights set on her.
Convinced that the key to the crime lies hidden in her dead student’s thesis, Lauren races to solve the mystery while an escalating trail of misfortune circles ever closer. Her department chair behaves suspiciously. A century-old local boat shop is torched. Lauren’s best friend goes missing—and the unsettled relationship with her long-time lover threatens to implode just when she needs him the most.
Speaking of Murder was first runner up for the Linda Howard Award for Excellence in March of 2012.
“Entertaining, innovative and suspenseful, this charming traditional mystery debut is just the ticket for those relishing a contemporary puzzler. Tace Baker’s first novel shows remarkable polish.” — Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author, One Was a Soldier
“Clever, compelling and terrifically smart, Baker’s intelligent writing—and wryly wonderful sleuth—gives a hip, contemporary twist to this traditional mystery.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan , Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity winning author, The Other Woman
“What’s the recipe for a delicious mystery? A generous helping of academic politics, a dash of small town flavor, a touch of family complications, a savory handful of illegal herbs. Sweeten with a little romance, toss well until combined and then sit back and enjoy Speaking of Murder.” —Kate Flora, Edgar-nominated author, Finding Amy and Angel of Knowlton Park
“Debut author Tace Baker combines convincing, diverse characters, a vividly described setting, and a plot that picks up speed until it reaches a surprisingly intense confrontation. Who knew that linguistics professors led such interesting lives?” —Sheila Connolly, Agatha-nominated author of the Orchard Mystery series and the Museum Mystery series
About the Author:
Tace Baker is the pen name for author Edith Maxwell. Tace writes the Speaking of Mystery series featuring Quaker Linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau. In the first book of the series, Speaking of Murder, Lauren finds her star student dead on the campus of the small New England college where she teaches. She uses her ear for languages and regional dialects to uncover not only the killer but also crimes committed by a faculty member. Tace also writes short crime stories.
Tace Baker lives in an historic town north of Boston with her beau and three cats. Look for her at www.tacebaker.com, http://www.facebook.com/TaceBaker, and @tacebaker on twitter.
Title: Speaking of Murder (Volume 1)
Publisher: Barking Rain Press
Publication Date: 2012
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First - may be Reissue.
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