Murder In Disguise A Preston Barclay Myster by Donn Taylor~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ November 16th, 2017

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About The Book:

Official verdict: Suicide.

But why would that vigorous department chairman kill himself? To avoid disgrace? Those rumored ventures on the dark side? Some other secret life? Visiting professor Preston Barclay wonders. But his questions bring no answers, only anonymous threats. He has enough problems already, proving himself on a strange campus while radical faculty do all they can to undermine him. Worse yet, that sexy siren assigned as his assistant complicates his courtship of the beautiful Mara Thorn.

While Press keeps asking questions, Mara’s research reveals a cancer of criminal activity that permeates the community and even the campus itself. The more Press questions, the more dangerous the threats against him become, and the more determined he grows to clear his friend’s name.

But can Press and Mara’s stumbling efforts prevail against the entrenched forces of the police, the campus radicals, and an unseen but powerful criminal organization that increasingly puts their lives in danger…?

 

About the Author:

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With a PhD in English literature (Renaissance), Donn Taylor taught literature for 18 years at two liberal arts colleges. Now retired, he has published suspense novels, mysteries, and poetry. His historical novel “Lightning on a Quiet Night” was a finalist for the 2015 Selah Awards. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences. In a prior incarnation, he led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. He now lives in the woods near Houston, TX, where he writes fiction, poetry, and essays on current topics.

To learn more about the author visit his site. 

** His bio is fascinating by the way!

My thoughts:

This is a new author to me and I was glad to discover that the books stand alone even though they’re in a series.

I always enjoy finding a new author and this was no exception.

I appreciated the music references and trying to figure out “who dun it”.

The story is well written and a great read especially if you’re looking for a something different.

To see what other reviewers thought, check out this Litfuse Page. 

 

 

Disclaimer~I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own. 

Lizzie

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