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"Emmeline is a smart and
well-read sleuth, and her fellow professors are never boring."

Mystery Scene Magazine


About the Author

Mary Angela is the author of the Professor Prather and Happy Camper (Kensington 2020) cozy mystery series. When Mary isn’t penning heartwarming whodunits, she’s teaching, reading, traveling, or spending time with her family. She lives in South Dakota with her husband, daughters, and spoiled pets. Mary is represented by Amanda Jain at BookEnds Literary Agency.

About Coming Up Murder

Everything’s coming up roses for Professor Emmeline Prather. Then the festival surrounding the exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio opens, bringing with it a tempest more dramatic than the bard’s. A grad student contends Shakespeare isn’t Shakespeare, setting off an acrid debate among scholars. But were they upset enough to kill him? That’s what Em must find out when the student is discovered dead in Shakespeare’s Garden, his macabre pose inspired by a scene from Hamlet.

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