When Professor Beth Austin tires of the harsh, Chicago winter, she escapes to the sun and fun of the Royal Aloha hotel in Hawaii. This top-rates resort hotel with its gardens, its Asian art collection, its magnificent beach, and its dedicated, repeat clientele proves irresistible to Beth who has two glorious weeks of freedom between semesters. Hawaii will be the perfect place to prepare for her upcoming seminar on George Eliot's Middlemarch. But shortly after her arrival, Beth is confronted with the specter of murder and before she knows it, she and some new friends are neck deep in danger, and the closer they get to the killer, the more dangerous the game becomes.
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Amateur sleuth Professor Beth Austin, whose debut in The Mark Twain Murders earned rave reviews and numerous mystery award nominations, returns for a splendid second outing. A dress designer falls to her death in the hotel lobby. A murdered body is found on the hotel's jogging trail. Not what Professor Beth Austin expected when she left Midwestern's icy February campus for a sabbatical at the Royal Aloha hotel to prepare a seminar on George Eliot's Middlemarch. The fun ends when murder begins. To solve the crimes, Beth teams up with a retired lawyer and a famous writer. Then a third body turns up, and immediately after, a fierce storm closes off the Royal from the outside world, trapping panicked guests inside with an unknown killer. Beth's budding romance with the writer takes a backseat as the tension escalates while she pursues the truth...and becomes a target for murder.
"This one fairly jumps into your bookbag."--The New York Times Book Review
"In Skom, I suspect, we have a new star."--Chicago Tribune
Edith Skom lives outside Chicago, where she is a lecturer at Northwestern University. The Mark Twain Murders was nominated for an Anthony, an Agatha, and a Macavity Award.From School Library Journal:
YA?Introduced in Skom's The Mark Twain Murders (Dell, 1990), Beth Austin, a witty English professor with a penchant for relating contemporary people and motives to those presented in classic novels, continues to solve murders. The locale this time is a swanky Hawaiian resort. Beth's new friends at the hotel include two able sleuthing assistants?and a murderer. The opening chapters grab readers, and the climax is suspenseful. The story moves quickly, since most of it is advanced through dialogue. Teens will appreciate Beth's sense of humor, the short chapters, and the large amount of white space per page. References to Middlemarch are adequately explained. Give this mystery to procrastinating students who must read a novel over the weekend.?Claudia Moore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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