Emma Lovett leaves her philandering husband and crosses the country to begin her teaching career at a high school in Pinewood, Colorado.There, she meets Leslie Parker, a fellow teacher given to quoting Shakespeare to fit all situations, and the two become fast friends.
Arriving at work early one morning, Emma discovers the body of the school custodian, a man who reminds her of her late father. When the police struggle to find the killer, the ladies decide to help solve the murder. Their efforts lead them to a myriad of suspects: the schizophrenic librarian, the crude football coach, the mysterious social studies teacher, and even Emma’s new love interest.
As Emma Lovett discovers the perils of teaching high school, she and Leslie learn more than they ever wanted to know about the reasons people kill.
Rating: 5 stars
Death by Diploma is a fascinating sleuth detective story. A story like Nancy Drew but with a more modern twist like a Miss Fisher, Emma and her new friends go about solving one man’s murder. I loved reading this mystery novel by Kellye Kaye. Her characters are funny, smart, and realistic. I would love to meet them all in person, if they were real. Many of these characters are hiding secrets…that could also, tie in with the recent murder case and the grades of athletic students. Kelley Kaye has created a fictional world full of literary qoutes from famous classic literature pieces. It’s really incredible how this well-writen story is. Humor, friendships, and intrigue will keep readers turning the pages and waiting to find out who the murderer truly is. Death by Diploma is truly an entertaining and laugh-out-loud read. I highly recommend this brilliant read to readers everywhere.