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Publisher Description

English professor Lila Maclean knew drama would be involved when she agreed to consult on Stonedale University’s production of Puzzled: The Musical

But she didn’t expect to find herself cast into such chaos: the incomprehensible play is a disaster, the crumbling theater appears to be haunted, and, before long, murder takes center stage. 

The show must go on—yet as they speed toward opening night, it becomes clear that other members of the company may be targeted as well. Lila searches for answers while contending with a tenacious historical society, an eccentric playwright, an unsettling psychic, an enigmatic apparition, and a paranormal search squad. 

With all of this in play, will she be able to identify who killed her colleague...or will it soon be curtains for Lila too?

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THE SPIRIT IN QUESTION by Cynthia Kuhn | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.


“An A+ academic mystery! This delightful cozy deserves extra credit for its clever protagonist, laugh-out-loud dramatics, and layers of mystery. Add in ghostly intrigue and a haunted opera house, and The Spirit in Question is the perfect Halloween read.” – Nora Page, Author of the Bookmobile Mysteries

“Murder, protests, and a haunted theater–Stonedale University English professor Lila Maclean deals with it all with wit and humor in The Spirit in Question, a must-read for cozy mystery fans.” – Sybil Johnson, Author of the Aurora Anderson Mysteries

“Delightful heroine Lila and her supporting cast conjure a fun showstopper in The Spirit in Question. Old scandals, new rivalries, a ghostly menace—and a determined killer will keep readers puzzling over whodunit until the final act.” — Vickie Fee, Author of the Liv & Di in Dixie Mysteries

“With The Spirit in Question, Cynthia Kuhn graduates from an author to watch to one to add to your must-read list for a fun mystery set in academia.” — Gigi Pandian, USA Today Bestselling & Agatha Award-Winning Author of Artifact

Author Bio:  

Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery Series: The Semester of Our Discontent, an Agatha Award recipient (Best First Novel); The Art of Vanishing, a Lefty Award nominee (Best Humorous Mystery); and The Spirit in Question. She is professor of English at MSU Denver, president of Sisters in Crime-Colorado, and member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. For more information, please visit cynthiakuhn.net.    

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 2
Henery Press
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