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Esearching a lesser known mystery author or a scholarly study of her work When the long out of print writer Bibi invites Lila to stay on her estate in exchange or organizing her papers how can Lila say no While cleaning Lila inds an unpublished manuscript in a locked desk drawer and she is ecstatic She locks the book back in the drawer with the intention of returning the key to its author However it is time or the author s book club meeting to beginThere are many mysteries and even secrets in the women s lives Even the accidental death of two of their husbands may not be as random as it looks Will Lila unravel the mysteries Will the readerThe Study of Secrets is an engrossing and challenging race to the surprising denouement Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability for armchair detectives like me It s greatun to not only solve the murder but also spot the witty nods to great mysteries of the past I will definitely be adding other novels in this series to my to be read pile If you re a classic mystery reader or a an of Carolyn G Hart s Death on Demand mysteries this is a book you shouldn t miss 5 starsThanks to Henery Press Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and Edelweiss American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series for a copy in exchangeor my honest review Lila Maclean Virtual Book Tours and Edelweiss The Mother Zone for a copy in exchangeor my honest review Lila Maclean been taking a The Void fall semester sabbatical staying withamily The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish friend Bibi Callahan whileinishing up her book on mystery author Isabella Dare She s become riends with the people in Bibi s lif This series gets better with every book The author writes in such a clear and smart way that the books are a joy to read Nothing is wasted and every word counts Lila and her story grows and evolves with every book and I ind myself rooting The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War for her like I would ariend to succeed in her endeavors This book takes the series on location and it is enjoyable to see Lila out of her normal environment and interacting with some new Sicilian Lives friends and the old as wellhttpscozyexperiencecomthe study Lila Maclean is taking a sabbaticalrom Stonedale University She is staying in a cottage in the grounds of Callahan house The owner Bibi is an author of her Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art favourite books and she had agreed to organise her study This innocuous start would lead to a manuscript that would lead to murder and to a revealing of a missing girl when Bibi and herriends called the Larks were young These Alice Oliver friends would come under suspicion and exposure They wouldind it difficult to keep their The Protestant Temperament friendship alive Lila has a past as an amateur detective and helps Bibiind the truth which will involve a Miss Marple style reveal with all the suspects This is a good cozy mystery to while away a That's So '90s Pop!: A Fill-In Activity Book few hours withI was given an ARC by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchangeor an honest review I m not sure why I m so late to the Lila Maclean mystery party but this was a great book to jump in on There was a bit of a learning curve at the very beginning as to why Lila was at Bibi s house and how it came about etc But since the book is set away The Radiant Child from her university on her sabbatical there was less trying toind my The Best American Crime Writing footing than there might have otherwise beenThe main cast of characters is eclectic in true cozy mysteryashion and I really enjoyed getting to know Bibi her The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data friends and of course Lila as the story progressed However I couldn t get too comfortable around them given the nature of the mystery Lila is trying to solve technically 3 mysteries that might all be connected a murder a theft and a long ago disappearance and theact that the suspect pool is airly small This layered plot keeps you ully engaged all the way through and has your mind whirring with possibilities trying to Tempting Eden fit all the puzzle pieces togetherBottom Line This is aun mystery with a great heroine and a well crafted plot The pace allows the story to move along smoothly and uickly with a mix of suspects and theories to keep you guessing If you haven t started The Lila Maclean Series Yet The Study Lila Maclean series yet The Study Secrets is a great launching point until you can go back and read the previous books Cozy Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, fans mystery buffs and book lovers alike will love the latestrom Cynthia KuhnI voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I bought Talking to Dragons for my own collectionfirst seen at Reading Is My SuperPower. Only intensify the whispers and suspicions A newly discovered manuscript however appears to expose startlingacts beneath the Three Times the Love fictions When Lila steps in to sort the truthrom the lies it may cost her everything as someone wants to make dead certain that their secrets stay hidd. D using a The Drowning Man first person narrativerom Lila s perspective Kuhn The Bride of Willow Creek fills the drama with descriptive language to bring the setting and characters alive and realistic dialogue to illustrate emotions and personalities Engaging The drama was intriguing with several avenues to consider A curse Secrets Greed I thought I had itigured but the surprise ending made me sigh with excitement Disclosure I received an ARC GREAT INVESTMENT, THE from Henery Press thru Edelweiss My review is voluntary with honest insights and comments Lila Maclean is an English Literature professor at Stonedale College She s taken a sabbatical at the home of Bibi Callahan whom Lila has recently discovered is heravorite author Isabella Dare While no one knows the secret but her Bibi was so taken with Lila that she asked her to stay and help organize her iles during her sabbaticalBut when Lila accidentally comes across an old manuscript of Bibi s that has never been published she doesn t expect it to cause problems she merely wants Bibi to publish it But while Bibi insists it s a work of iction there s some truth to it It s the tale of the night her only sister Ilse disappeared and her own thoughts as to who could be involved Unwittingly Lila lets it slip that the manuscript exists when the Larks visit three women who have been The Lively Art of Writing friends with Bibi since childhood and when one of them is lateround dead and the manuscript is missing it now becomes a murder investigationWhile the police are looking into the murder they don t believe the manuscript has anything to do with it Bibi asks or Lila s help in inding out where the manuscript is and who could do something like this but when Lila starts inding answers they aren t the ones Bibi and her riends want to know And without anyone to help her searching The Glass Ocean for clues she must depend on herself and maybe the reluctant detective assigned to the case toerret out a killer who might just get away with murderThis is the ifth book in the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries and as such is just as good as the others which is saying something Lila s life has always been a bit stressful not just being a "professor who s trying to achieve tenure but her recent breakup with another homicide detective still has her reeling While she "who s trying to achieve tenure but her recent breakup with another homicide detective still has her reeling While she ound A MOMENT OF PEACE WITH moment of peace with murder changes all thatStill Lila seems to thrive on mystery in her life She s intelligent thorough can manage her professional life and her personal one even while one or the other isn t going the way she d like it to go Lila is a woman I think I d like to have as a riend Her intensity dedication to her work and riends and generous nature are all part of this bookBut the story goes deeper than what Bibi wrote in the manuscript For of course she only has her version of what might have happened to work with When the ending comes the murderer is revealed than the truth comes out it s both sad and horrifying in a way yet when there s closure in ways than one it allows people to move on with their lives and decide what they truly wantMs Kuhn s ability to tell a story that pulls the reader in The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness from the beginning and keep them there through the end is shown in this book She brings you easily into Lila s life the people around her and you get to experience her thought process as she investigates It s a captivating tale of murder that leaves you wanting Highly recommended I received an advance copyrom the pubisher and Edelweiss but this in no way influenced my review Witty and smart Lila Maclean is everyone s The Leadership Gap favorite English professor In her latest adventure secrets abound and only Lila can decipheract Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) fromiction An atmospheric mansion a missing manuscript and a haunting disappearance add to the novel s appeal But it s the Serenity Role Playing Game fast paced plot that will keep readers up long past their bedtimes unraveling clues to multiple mysteries A delightful read by one of myavorite authors A book club s evening is shattered when one member is Save the Cupcake! found strangled on the studyloor The motive evolves into the Study of Secrets of the remaining three members of the club Good thing that the college professor intrepid researcher and part time sleuth Lila is on the sceneLila is Harming library Unfortunately it also Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, features a body in the studyResidents of Larkston have long believed that the Callahanamily is cursed the murder on the estate sets the town buzzing Wild rumors are Tressed to Kill fueled by a gossipy blogger who delights in speculation andurther crimes. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy rom the Great Escapes Book Tours This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewThe Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn is like stepping into the amazing life of a literary professor who specializes in mystery novels by one author named Isabella Dare Will Lila be able to igure out what happened to Bibi s The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev friend Gillian Professor Lila Maclean Professor Lila Maclean is our sleuth and she is living in Larkston in this installment toinish two books One book or her to publish and get tenure at her college and the other a mystery novel Let s just say that this is a doozy of one One mystery turns into trying to solve some past crimes and why they happened Lila is the one to do it and she does a antastic job of doing it I love Lila and that she seems like a great person I would be her riend and be interested in reading these Isabella Dare novelsWhat I like about Lila besides what I mentioned above is that she seems like someone that just wants what is best and doesn t mean to be solving these crimes She just happens upon them and has to try to answer them or the greater good The Mystery The mystery is one that had me trying to hunt down the clues with her Gillian is a retired literary agent who happened to lose a husband the same night that Bibi did a while ago Not only that but Lila inds a manuscript and Gillian goes after it Well while she was looking at the document Gillian dies and the document is missing Bibi enlists Lila to help her solve who could have killed Gillian That isn t an easy thing to do when the manuscript has a decades old mystery that happens to have been a real life crime Is this what makes Gillian a targetLet s just say that I had no clue who did it but when that was happening it dawned on me that the killer was perfect I never suspected the culprit Five Stars The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn is a great novel and I am glad to have gotten the time to read this latest one Ms Kuhn does a antastic job and I loved every minute of reading it I do have to say that I wouldn t mind living in a mansion The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School for a semester on vacation to write a manuscript or two Callahan College will just have to hope that the ghosts in the Callahan House aka Bibi s husband samily s mansion don t scare away the studentsI highly recommend this book to all mystery readers out there Other Books in the Series Giveaway Prize 1 Digital Copy of The Subject of Malice a 10 Gift Card a Rafflecopter giveaway Tour Organized by To ind all the tour information click the banner at the top of the pageHave you signed up to be a Tour Host Click Here Find Details and Sign Up TodayThank you or dropping pageHave you signed up to be a Tour Host Click Here Find Details and Sign Up TodayThank you or dropping I hope you enjoyed this review of The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn Check out the other stops and giveaway if you have timeUntil the next timeHappy ReadingThis review was originally posted on Baroness Book Trove Kuhn does an excellent job of creating a well woven mystery I love the atmosphere of both the Victorian house and the

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town of Larkston The web of suspects in a place where everyone grew up together and all have their own secrets left me guessing until the very end I also love Lila s character and the smart observations she brings as a professor to the story Plus the literary references throughout add an extra layer of un to the novelAn enjoyable mystery with a healthy heaping of academic spice The Study of Secrets earns 55 Curious FilesEntertaining FunCynthia Kuhn s ifth book in her Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series was a great place to start Lila is on sabbatical and was invited to stay at a lovely Victorian in Colorado by Isabella Dare aka Bibi Callahan the author about whom she has researched spoken and admired It s not by Isabella Dare aka Bibi Callahan the author about whom she has researched spoken and admired It s not a vacation she s been asked to organize Bibi s study Snooping with permission Stacks and stacks of iles notes and well even Bibi doesn t know all that she s willy nilly tossed on a desk or such How about the unpublished novel The dead body Bibi pleads with Lila to ind the killer so the mystery begins Cynthia Kuhn has an engaging writing style with witty banter clever literary references an. There could be nowhere itting or English professor Lila Maclean to spend her sabbatical than in a proper Victorian mansion The whimsical Callahan House seems to have materialized rom the pages of the mystery novels she is researching with its enchanting towers cozy nooks and ,

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