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In addition to his library duties and his role as doting grandad, Charlie has enrolled in an early medieval history course offered by young, charismatic professor Carey Warriner. Charlie feels a bit out of place - his fellow classmates are half his age - except for Dixie Bell Compton, another "mature" student. When Charlie hears an angry exchange between her and their professor, his interest in piqued. He's even more intrigued when she shows up at his office asking for a study partner. Charlie turns her down and is saddened to learn just a few days later that Dixie has been killed.  

Charlie wonders if Professor Warriner had anything to do with Dixie's death. Warriner is married to a fellow professor who happens to be a successful author. There are rumors on campus that their marriage was on the rocks. Was Dixie's death the result of a lovers' triangle gone bad? Charlie soon discovers that the professor's wife may have some secrets of her own, and his suspect list is only getting longer.     

As he and Diesel step further into the tangled web of relationships, someone else is viciously killed. Whose jealousy finally erupted into murderous rage? Was it a crime of passion, or is there another more sinister motive? Charlie races to unravel this mystery: and to draw out the culprit, he may just have to put his own life on the line....

©2019 Dean James (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Nancy
  • 13-08-2019

Diesel Saves The Day!

I love every story you have written about Charley ans Diesel!!
Im looking forward to the neext book. Watch the family grow. Charley help solve crimes and the kitten growing up. These are the most interesting and entertaining of any stories I have ever read. Please dont stop Charley from helping solve murders!!!
Thank you James and Erin Bennett. I am elderly and I admire your writing with morals and prayer, hard to find these days.

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  • debi
  • 18-10-2019

awesome

loved it,good read for anyone that likes mystery and murder. go get it now yeah

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  • Reecegirl
  • 09-09-2019

Great series

I really enjoy this series. I have read them all. By this time most series start to falter but so far it is going strong!

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  • IP
  • 15-04-2021

Each book gets better and better

I enjoy Charlie's and Diesel mystery adventures. The stories could easily come from real cases, and I love how the family and friends are an important part of the full story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-08-2020

Wonderful

The story was wonderful as always, and I wish Erin Bennett narrated every audible book!

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  • Labrat 1
  • 06-05-2020

good read!

The story was good. The performance was good. I enjoy how the characters are developing. Hope to continue the saga soon.

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  • Wild Horses Flying
  • 09-02-2020

Same gracious cozy but some plot copouts

I really enjoy James' even-toned evocation of gentility and kindness in his characters and stories. I find it soothing and comforting even though or even as it takes "the edge" off of his plots. The mystery was good but I am sorry to say he copped to cliches in wrapping it up this time, in the denouement of the plot.

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