Carolyn Hart's books are always suspensful. I like the Henrie O series somewhat better than the Annie Darling ones but have read all of both.
Henrie O is teaching journalism at Thorndyke. One of her students wants to turn in a paper on 3 unsolved murders. Henrie won't accept the paper unless the student finds new facts. The student turns up dead and now Henrie O must find out what the student learned that got her murdered.
Very good story
This is from Hart's Henrie O series. I love this series. Henrie O is a journalist working as a professor at a small university. She works through her own romanitc issues in this book while solving three "cold cases" and one current murder. Good reading.
3rd in the Henrie O series
"A sassy heroine...She says what she thinks (when it serves her purpose) and pulls no punches. Think of today's no-nonsense Lauren Bacall" -Chicago Sun-Times
"I've missed Miss Marple...This 60-something slueth is definitely her updated, street-smart sister under the skin." -Margaret Maron
The book jacket says it all - "Cheers for Henrie O., an intelligent, engaging sleuth." It is a pleasure to read a book where the heroine is over 60 and not Ms. Marple!
In this book Henrie O is teaching at Thorndyke University, mentoring a journalism student writing an investigative series about three unrelated and unsolved local crimes. When the student's corpse is discovered Henrie O. feels that she may have been partially to blame for Maggie's death, having urged her to write more than a fluff story about the crimes. Perhaps someone who killed before has killed again. Henrie O. is determined to place herself in the killer's path and solve the mystery of the current crime as well as those of the past.
This was a great one! It involve multiple murders that happened over the years in the same town. Henrie O has to go back and try and discover what the multiple thread was in the cases to try to solve the current murders.
There's some romance thrown in to make it all interesting.
Found this series several months ago and have read all seven books. Did like them a lot; they're an easy read and you want to find out what happens next. This one I specially liked since it was set in the Missouri Ozarks at a small college there. I especially like Henrie O's dialog, very realistic for someone her age. I recommend the whole series.