Regular price: $28.00

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

When mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance is invited to teach "The Three Great Ladies of the Mystery" class at Chastain Community College, the sometimes sleuth discovers that all is not strictly academic in Chastain's hallowed halls of learning. And when a shocking scandal in the school newspaper erupts in a suicide and two violent deaths, Professor Laurance enlists the talents of her new hubby, private eye Max Darling, and dons her thinking cap to probe intrigue and vengeance among Chastain's faculty.

Max and Annie, with dubious help from three of their own great ladies of the mystery - Annie's pixilated mother-in-law, a batty local dowager, and a Christie crime fanatic - learn that just about everyone at the school had means, motive, and access to the murder weapons. From the secretly boozing professor of advertising to the muscle-bound campus cad who barters passing grades for a little extracurricular activity, anyone on the faculty is a possible killer - waiting to strike again!

©2012 Carolyn G. Hart (P)2012 Random House

Critic Reviews

"Hart has a light touch with her characters, a fresh heroine in Annie, and a delightfully different setting!" ( Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    25
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Linda
  • PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
  • 04-18-15

One of the best in the series

This one is typical of many in the series, but I particularly enjoyed it. I like that it explicitly touches the bases for the elements of a classical mystery. Annie teaches a class on the 3 grand dames of the golden age of mystery, and receives help from the 3 grand dames of the local counties.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

A Little Class on Murder

One of the earlier books in the series; a fun read - I always like to try to solve the watercolor painting contest.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not the best

Its funny but it just never been as interesting , funny though this book is first time I ever read a death on demand story. But while the characters are great I just wasn't enamored with the plot. Still read though

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The Answer was In the Classroom

What made the experience of listening to A Little Class on Murder the most enjoyable?

The interaction of the characters. Never know what will happen next. An then there's dear Laurel.

Which scene was your favorite?

Laurel explaining her phone call from jail.