I received this book for free from Audiobook Jukebox in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.DeadMistress by Carole Shmurak
Length: 4 hours and 9 minutes
Genres: Cozy, Crime, Murder, Mystery
Published by Author Pages: 194
Source: Audiobook Jukebox
Narrator: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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The headmistress of an exclusive private school for girls has been found murdered in her office. When professor Susan Lombardi learns that her friend John is the prime suspect, she sets out to clear his name, but her research uncovers some troubling secrets about the school's faculty and students. And soon it becomes clear that John is not the only one with a motive for murder.
First Thoughts: It was a good cozy mystery centered on a murder at an all female school. The sleuthing was a bit lame and how they reached a conclusion was not at all surprising.
Susan Lombardi use to teach at the private school where the headmistress was killed. When she is visiting she finds out that her friend John is the main suspect and she just doesn’t believe he could do such a thing. With the help of her ex-private investigator friend Mark she does a little sleuthing on her own to find out why anyone would want to kill Sabina.
Sabina was not well liked amongst a lot of the professors so that really leaves a lot of suspects. Sabina decided that they didn’t need the Shakespeare festival making the theater professor mad. She was also trying to get rid of on campus housing for some of the professors and having an affair with another. There are also some of the students that might hold a grudge for getting in trouble for drinking, etc.
Overall it was a decent cozy mystery, but I just thought it was sort of weird how at the end they are going over suspects and then there is like this ah ha moment and Susan knows who the killer is. I sort of had it figured out but it was nice to know I was heading in the right direction. If you are into cozies then you might like this short mystery novel.
First time listening to this author and once I got use to her she fit with the main character. Some of her other voices were a bit strange but I always give them kudos for trying. It was easy listening for my ears.