Monday, December 2, 2013

2014 USA Fiction Challenge: Arkansas

Arkansas is the 4th stop in the 2014 USA Fiction Challenge

Dear Miss Demeanor by Joan Hess

At Faberville High, a journalism teacher is removed on suspicion of raiding petty cash. Next, a series of suggestive letters start appearing in Miss Demeanor's high school newspaper advice column. Finally, the principal is murdered by a poisonous peach compote made by the journalism teacher. As Claire takes over the journalism class, she starts snooping on the side.
Claire Mallory Mystery #3 
Who knows what evil lurks in the halls of Farberville's high school, or what blackmail is hidden in Miss Demeanor's Falcon Crier advice column? Certainly not bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy. Until her daughter persuades her to substitute for the disgraced column editor and journalism teacher Emily Parchester. Surely Miss Parchester cannot be guilty of embezzlement. But the petty charges  graduate to murder when Principal Weiss gets his last licks from Miss Parchester's peach compote. Miss Parchester herself, last seen at a local sanitarium, is suddenly missing. And now it's up to Claire to find someone who's been schooled in the fine art of murder... 
Printing History
Written by Joan Hess (1949- )

Copyright 1987

1 comment:

  1. Scott - Oh, an academic mystery! Nice choice :-)