Alicia Stone is one of the pseudonyms of an award-winning novelist and playwright who grew up in France and now lives and writes in an old sea captain’s house on the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Her work has appeared in fifteen countries and has been translated into twelve languages. She’s decided that sex, university and mysteries are the perfect combination for a great read. Let her know if you agree!
Murder Most Academic
Trinity Pierce has a past. These days she is a history professor; but until two years ago she was financing her graduate school education and her mother’s residence in an expensive psychiatric hospital with regular work as a high-class call girl. She is careful not to share that past with anyone at Boston’s Moreland College, where she hopes to eventually secure tenure. In fact, she is trying very hard these days not to rock the boat, although this goes against her grain as a nonconformist and leads to some amusingly awkward situations.
In Murder Most Academic, Trinity is contacted by Kate Kazanjian, who used to be Trinity’s madam. Kate has a problem: one of her clients is being blackmailed. The client also happens to teach at Moreland, and Kate wants Trinity to help her to figure out what’s going on and to help her friend.
And so begins an odd moonlighting occupation for Trinity, who finds, to her surprise, that she has a real knack for sleuthing, and a deep need to “make things right” in the process.