Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Kelley Kaye's DEATH BY DIPLOMA Blitz & Giveaway

Her first teaching job was killer ... She needed to discover WHODUNIT
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Death by Diploma
by Kelley Kaye

My rating: 4.5 stars

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC (February 23, 2016)
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
ISBN-13: 2940152765120
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Print Length: 235 pages

Emma Lovett leaves her philandering husband and crosses the country to begin her teaching career at a high school in Pinewood, Colorado.There, she meets Leslie Parker, a fellow teacher given to quoting Shakespeare to fit all situations, and the two become fast friends.

Arriving at work early one morning, Emma discovers the body of the school custodian, a man who reminds her of her late father. When the police struggle to find the killer, the ladies decide to help solve the murder. Their efforts lead them to a myriad of suspects: the schizophrenic librarian, the crude football coach, the mysterious social studies teacher, and even Emma’s new love interest.

As Emma Lovett discovers the perils of teaching high school, she and Leslie learn more than they ever wanted to know about the reasons people kill.

Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye (Chalkboard Outlines#1)

Death by Diploma (Chalkboard Outlines, #1)Grab your notebook and pen, we’re headed back to high school to meet the new teacher, Emma Lovett, as she digs deep to discover who killed the kindly school custodian and why. They say being a high school teacher can be a daunting job, but for Emma, dealing with her students proves to be nothing compared to going on the hunt for a murderer with her new friend and sidekick, fellow teacher Leslie Parker.

While trading Shakespearean quotes, Emma and Leslie uncover more suspects than you can shake a stick at and now they must use the clues they have to narrow the growing field. Was it the skateboard riding principal? The schizophrenic librarian? (For that matter which of the librarian’s personalities could have done it?) The list just keeps on growing…

Does laughing at murder and its ensuing investigation make me a sick puppy? I dare you NOT to have a couple of chuckles reading Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye. It is a clever who dunnit that is filled with delightful characters full of quirky sass and uncanny gifts of deduction. Ms. Kaye has her own quirky slant on murder that will take you on a twisted path to the murderer as you scratch your head knowing you didn’t see that one coming.

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  1. The Characters and twist and turns..
    Favorite subject Social Studies
    Thank you for the chance

  2. The Characters and twist and turns..
    Favorite subject Social Studies
    Thank you for the chance

  3. I love the synopsis for Death by Diploma! I love cozy mysteries and I love the school setting! My favorite subject in school was history but English was a close second! :)

  4. I think those readers who weren't huge fans of their English classes could find something to giggle about here too (PDA crusade? I'm just sayin... :-)

  5. I am a cozy addict. Unlike some others, I don't even care if the mystery involves murder. I like wacky characters with quirks and vague but meaningful clues. There must be a decent motive but the method can be of the wall! Overall I am a word geek. It is great to find a new-to-me cozy author.

  6. I love mysteries. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

  7. luv to win/read/review this

  8. I love cozy mysteries with a touch of romance and humor.

  9. i like cozy mysteries that are set in a town with a full cast of characters that are memorable and cardboard cutouts.

  10. I love humor and unsolvable puzzles.

  11. I'm very curious to find, from those of you who choose to read DbD AND from the winner, if you figure out who the killer is before Emma does??? So far I've only had one friend who did.

  12. The characters and sometimes the kind of murder makes the book. By kind of murder I mean dead in a locked room or someone who is loved by everyone or hated by everyone. Thanks.