Athena College’s new writer in residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton, known for his sharp writing-and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another Athena professor. Unfortunately her old flame Connor Lawton got her the job.
But before Connor finishes his newest play, he’s murdered-and Laura is the prime suspect. Charlie and his faithful cat, Diesel, follow Connor’s cluttered trail to find the true killer before his daughter is forever catalogued under M…for murderer.
Charlie Harris is back to work and meeting interesting people at the library enter Connor Lawton a pain in the rear playwright. Charlie also discovers his lovely daughter Laura is home to teach a semester at Athena College. When not long into her teaching career she finds Connor dead and herself the prime suspect, and the hidden secret to what is going on all sitting on a thumb drive. Will Charlie solve it in time or will his house go up in smoke.
With everything from attacks on Laura Harris to letter bombs and attempted fires on the Harris household it’s up to the Harris Kid’s and boarders Stewart and Justin along with Dante, Diesel and Charlie to find out who’s out to get the Harris’s. I enjoyed this so much. Seeing Charlie with a new relationship starting and getting to see how the kids interact with their father and how they all show love to Dante and Diesel. A great cozy mystery I have fallen in love with. I especially love reading about Athena!