Speaking of Murder
Barking Rain Press
The murder of a talented student at a small New England college thrusts Quaker linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau into the search for the killer. She uses her ear for languages and regional dialects in the investigation that exposes small-town intrigues, academic blackmail, and a clandestine drug cartel that now has its sights set on her.
Convinced that the key to the crime lies hidden in her dead student's thesis, Lauren races to solve the mystery while an escalating trail of misfortune circles ever closer. Her department chair behaves suspiciously. A century-old local boat shop is torched. Lauren's best friend goes missing -- and the unsettled relationship with her long-time lover threatens to implode just when she needs him the most.