Murder on the Blackboard

    • 3.3 • 4 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Schoolteacher sleuth Miss Withers finds a dead body during detention in this mystery starring “one of the world’s shrewdest and most amusing detectives” (The New York Times).

Anise Halloran is young to be teaching school, and much too pretty, but third-grade teacher Hildegarde Withers is not the sort to condemn a coworker just because she wears high heels. When she overhears nine-year-old Buster Jones spreading rumors about Miss Halloran being sweet on the principal, Miss Withers orders the schoolyard quarterback to write discipline on the chalkboard one hundred times. Anise Halloran stays late after school, too. In fact, she stays forever.
Miss Withers finds Anise in the cloakroom, her head bashed in, and her high heels strewn across the floor. She sends Buster to fetch Inspector Piper, the hard-nosed detective whom she occasionally assists with murder inquiries, but by the time he arrives, the body has vanished. There is a killer inside the elementary school, and Buster Jones is not the only person whom Miss Withers will have to teach a lesson about discipline.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
May 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
185
Pages
PUBLISHER
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

gnarlyis3 ,

A classic old-time murder mystery

This mystery is quite fun. It takes place in the 30's when people called each other Mr. and Miss and when prohibition was in full swing. Not only are the manners, gender attitudes (a professional woman was threatened with a spanking if she didn't go and fetch someone on the the phone IMMEDIATELY!) and historical details an integral part of the story but even the manner that the crime is solved will give the impression of the old murder mysteries. Revel in the scene where all the suspects are called together for the big reveal of the true killer then be surprised at an unexpected twist.

It's a little on the soft-core side of suspense but the action isn't slow and the plot is fun. The author has succeeded in capturing a good mystery with some unexpected surprises and the story was very well written. There are people I would definitely recommend it to but it really wasn't my taste. Soooo... I'll pass on the other books but it deserves a good rating.

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