The Art of Vanishing (Lila MacLean Academic Mystery) (Large Print / Library Binding)
"Entertaining, intricate, and oh-so-smart The talented Cynthia Kuhn treats mystery lovers to an insider's look at the treacherous world of academia--seething with manipulation, jealousy, and relentless ambition. A terrific plot--with a surprise around every corner." -- Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author of The Other Woman When Professor Lila Maclean is sent to interview celebrated author and notorious cad Damon Von Tussel, he disappears before her very eyes. The English department is thrown into chaos by the news, as Damon is supposed to headline Stonedale University's upcoming Arts Week. The chancellor makes it clear that he expects Lila to locate the writer and set events back on track immediately. But someone appears to have a different plan: strange warnings are received, valuable items go missing, and a series of dangerous incidents threaten the lives of Stonedale's guests. After her beloved mother, who happens to be Damon's ex, rushes onto campus and into harm's way, Lila has even more reason to bring the culprit to light before anything--or anyone--else vanishes. LEFTY AWARD NOMINEE, BEST HUMOROUS MYSTERY
AGATHA AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR "Tightly plotted with a deliciously memorable cast of characters, The Art of Vanishing kept me guessing from start to finish, and Kuhn's smart sense of humor made every page a pleasure." - Marla Cooper, Author of the Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries "Whether Stonedale University English professor Lila is confronting a backstabbing colleague or investigating a murder attempt on a cantankerous bestselling author, readers will root for this enormously likeable heroine." -- Ellen Byron, USA Today Bestselling Author of Plantation Shudders "The Art of Vanishing is cozy perfection This engaging mystery is a must read for cozy lovers everywhere. Author Cynthia Kuhn takes readers to the sometimes-treacherous academic world and proves once again that protagonist Lila Maclean is not just educated, she's smart. This is the ideal book for a lazy afternoon and the best cozy I've read in a long time." -- Jennifer Kincheloe, Bestselling Author of the Anna Blanc Mystery Series.