A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery
The organizers have rustled up plenty of surprises for the literary conference at Tattered Star Ranch. But the murder of an influential scholar wasn't on the program - someone has taken the theme of Malice in the Mountains to heart. This shocking crime is only the beginning. English professor Lila Maclean has a full agenda, but when Detective Lex Archer requests Lila's expertise, she agrees to consult on the case. While her contributions earn high marks from her partner, it could be too late; the killer is already taking aim at the next subject. As Lila races to keep her colleagues alive, publish or perish takes on new meaning.