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N she s been asked to organize Bibi s study Snooping with permission Stacks and stacks of files notes and well even Bibi doesn t now all that she s willy nilly tossed on a desk or such How about the unpublished novel The dead body Bibi pleads with Lila to find the iller so the mystery begins Cynthia Kuhn has an engaging writing style with witty banter clever literary references and using a first person narrative from Lila s perspective Kuhn fills the drama with descriptive language to bring the setting and characters alive and realistic dialogue to illustrate emotions and personalities Engaging The drama was intriguing with dialogue to illustrate emotions and personalities Engaging The drama was intriguing with avenues to consider A curse Secrets Greed I thought I had it figured but the surprise ending made me sigh with excitement Disclosure I received an ARC from Henery Press thru Edelweiss My review is voluntary with honest insights and comments This series gets better with every book The author writes in such a clear and smart way that the books are a joy to read Nothing is wasted and every word counts Lila and her story grows and evolves with every book and I find myself rooting for her like I would a friend to succeed in her endeavors This book takes the series on location and it is enjoyable to see Lila out of her normal environment and interacting with some new friends and the old as wellhttpscozyexperiencecomthe study Lila Maclean is taking a sabbatical from Stonedale University She is staying in a cottage in the grounds of Callahan house The owner Bibi is an author of her favourite books and she had agreed to organise her study this innocuous start would lead her study This innocuous start would lead a manuscript that would lead to murder and to a revealing of a missing girl when Bibi and her friends called the Larks were young These friends would come under suspicion and exposure They would find it difficult to eep their friendship alive Lila has a past as an amateur detective and helps Bibi find the truth which will involve a Miss Marple style reveal with all the suspects This is a good cozy mystery to while away a few hours withI was given an ARC by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review I m not sure why I m so late to the Lila Maclean mystery party but this was a great book to jump in on There was a bit of a learning curve at the very beginning as to why Lila was at Bibi s house and how it came about etc But since the book is set away from her university on her sabbatical there was less trying to find my footing than there might have otherwise beenThe main cast of characters is eclectic in true cozy mystery fashion and I really enjoyed getting to Loosening the Grip know Bibi her friends and of course Lila as the story progressed However I couldn t get too comfortable around them given the nature of the mystery Lila is trying to solve technically 3 mysteries that might all be connected a murder a theft and a long ago disappearance and the fact that the suspect pool is fairly small This layered ploteeps you ful. Only intensify the whispers and suspicions A newly discovered manuscript however appears to expose startling facts beneath the fictions When Lila steps in to sort the truth from the lies it may cost her everything as someone wants to make dead certain that their secrets stay hidd. The Study of Secrets Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #5Lila Maclean is an English Literature professor at Stonedale COLLEGE SHE S TAKEN A SABBATICAL AT THE HOME She s taken a sabbatical at the home Bibi Callahan whom Lila has recently discovered is her favorite author Isabella Dare While no one nows the secret but her Bibi was so taken with Lila that she asked her to stay and help organize her files during her sabbaticalBut when Lila accidentally comes across an old manuscript of Bibi s that has never been published she doesn t expect it to cause problems she merely wants Bibi to publish it But while Bibi Insists It S insists it s work of fiction there s some truth to it It s the tale of the night her only sister Ilse disappeared and her own thoughts as to who could be involved Unwittingly Lila lets it slip that the manuscript exists when the Larks visit three women who have been friends with Bibi since childhood and w Witty and smart Lila Maclean is everyone s favorite English professor In her latest adventure secrets abound and only Lila can decipher fact from fiction An atmospheric mansion a missing manuscript and a haunting disappearance add to the novel s appeal But it s the fast paced plot that will eep readers up long past their bedtimes unraveling clues to multiple mysteries A delightful read by one of my favorite authors A book club s evening A delightful read by one of my favorite authors A book club s evening shattered when one member is found strangled on the study floor The motive evolves into the Study of Secrets of the remaining three members of the club Good thing that the college professor intrepid researcher and part time sleuth Lila is on the sceneLila is researching a lesser BISEXUAL NEIGHBOR known mystery author for a scholarly study of her work When the long out of print writer Bibi invites Lila to stay on her estate in exchange for organizing her papers how can Lila say no While cleaning Lila finds an unpublished manuscript in a locked desk drawer and she is ecstatic She locks the book back in the drawer with the intention of returning theey to its author However it is time for the author s book club meeting to beginThere are many mysteries and even secrets in the women s lives Even the accidental death of two of their husbands may not be as random as it looks Will Lila unravel the mysteries Will the readerThe Study of Secrets is an engrossing and challenging race to the surprising denouement for armchair detectives like me It s great fun to not only solve the murder but also spot the witty nods to great mysteries of the past I will definitely be adding other novels in this series to my to be read pile If you re a classic mystery reader or a fan of Carolyn G Hart s Death on Demand mysteries this is a book you shouldn t miss 5 starsThanks to Henery Press Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and Edelweiss for a copy in exchange for my honest review Lila Maclean has been taking a fall semester sabbatical staying with family friend Bibi Callahan while finishing up her book on mystery author I I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours There could be nowhere fitting for English professor Lila Maclean to spend her sabbatical than in a proper Victorian mansion The whimsical Callahan House seems to have materialized from the pages of the mystery novels she is researching with its enchanting towers cozy nooks and His does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewThe Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn is of my reviewThe Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn is stepping into the amazing life of a literary professor who specializes in mystery novels by one author named Isabella Dare Will Lila be able to figure out what happened to Bibi s friend Gillian Professor Lila Maclean Professor Lila Maclean is our sleuth and she is living in Larkston in this installment to finish two books One book for her to publish and get tenure at her college and the other a mystery novel Let s just say that this is a doozy of one One MYSTERY TURNS INTO TRYING TO SOLVE SOME PAST CRIMES turns into trying to solve some past crimes why they happened Lila is the one to do it and she does a fantastic job of doing it I love Lila and that she seems like a great person I would be her friend and be interested in reading these Isabella Dare novelsWhat I like about Lila besides what I mentioned above is that she seems like someone that just wants what is best and doesn t mean to be solving these crimes She just happens upon them and has to try to answer them for the greater good The Mystery The mystery is one that had me trying to hunt down the clues with her Gillian is a retired literary agent who happened to lose a husband the same night that Bibi did a while ago Not only that but Lila finds a manuscript and Gillian goes after it Well while she was looking at the document Gillian dies and the document is missing Bibi enlists Lila to help her solve who could have Igniting the Internet killed Gillian That isn t an easy thing to do when the manuscript has a decades old mystery that happens to have been a real life crime Is this what makes Gillian a targetLet s just say that I had no clue who did it but when that was happening it dawned on me that theiller was perfect I never suspected the culprit Five Stars The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn is a great novel and I am glad to have gotten the time to read this latest one Ms Kuhn does a fantastic job and I loved every minute of reading it I do have to say that I wouldn t mind living in a mansion for a semester on vacation to write a manuscript or t Kuhn does an excellent job of creating a well woven mystery I love the atmosphere of both the Victorian house and the small town of Larkston The tangled web of suspects in a place where everyone grew up together and all have their own secrets left me guessing until the very end I also love Lila s character and the smart observations she brings as a professor to the story Plus the literary references throughout add an extra layer of fun to the novelAn enjoyable mystery with a healthy heaping of academic spice The Study of Secrets earns 55 Curious FilesEntertaining FunCynthia Kuhn s fifth book in her Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series was a great place to start Lila is on sabbatical and was invited to stay at a lovely Victorian in Colorado by Isabella Dare aka Bibi Callahan the author about whom she has researched spoken and admired It s not really a vacatio. Harming library Unfortunately it also features a body in the studyResidents of Larkston have long believed that the Callahan family is cursed the murder on the estate sets the town buzzing Wild rumors are fueled by a gossipy blogger who delights in speculation and further crimes. .