Friday, October 24, 2008

By Donn Taylor

Reviewed by Marion Kelley Bullock

When Preston Barclay, introspective college history professor, and Mara Thorn, his colleague, discover a dead body on campus, they’re plunged into deep trouble. To keep from being fired or possibly even charged with murder, they must move out of their respective comfort zones. They form an unlikely alliance and manage to stay one step ahead of police, incompetent administration and the real murderer. Drawn out of himself, Press finds relief from the “musical hallucinations” that have played in his head since his beloved pianist-wife’s death.

Taylor has penned a fascinating tale of suspense, peppered with his delightful dry wit. It’s not a book I wanted to rush through. I preferred to savor the colorful characters, the pithy dialogue and the twists and turns of the story. I promise you, it was well worth the read.