Deadmistress by Carole B. Shmurak

Written by: Carole B. Shmurak

Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel

Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins 

Series: Susan Lombardi, Book 1

Format: Unabridged

Release Date:04-17-14

Publisher: Carole B. Shmurak

The headmistress of an exclusive private school for girls has been found murdered in her office. When professor Susan Lombardi learns that her friend John is the prime suspect, she sets out to clear his name, but her research uncovers some troubling secrets about the school’s faculty and students. And soon it becomes clear that John is not the only one with a motive for murder.
~~~~~MY REVIEW~~~~~

DeadmistressDeadmistress by Carole B. Shmurak

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really interesting quick listen little mystery. It felt like it wasn’t the first book in the series. The other characters seemed very familiar with Susan and her curiosity.

I really liked Susan and her spunk. She has insatiable curiosity that could get her in trouble in the future. She is smart enough not to fall into TSTL traps. She has a really great supporting cast in her husband Swash, friends Ellaine, Mark and John. I also loved Granny at the private school.

The mystery wasn’t too difficult, still interesting and engaging. I did not like the possible cheating and was also not for the teacher who sleeps with his students not being punished.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel. She does a great job keeping the energy of the lead character and makes the story move. She has a great feel for Susan, which is important because it all comes from her POV. Nice pace and tone throughout the read.

I will definitely be looking at more of this series. Even thought the book it ten years old it still felt current. I will have to investigate if this was in fact the first book or somewhere else in the series.

Disclosure – I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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