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A forbidden kiss. A death in plain sight. And the faculty meeting’s just begun.
Forced to attend the Student Retention Office’s summer retreat, Professor Molly Barda brings her game of buzzword bingo to fend off boredom. But when the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the afternoon goes from dull to disastrous. Now Molly has to fight to keep an innocent out of prison—and herself off the unemployment line.
The Case of the Defunct Adjunct is the spoiler-free prequel to the Molly Barda mysteries, a cozy mystery series set in remote Mahina, Hawaii. If you like Dorothy Parker, Sarah Caudwell, P.G. Wodehouse, or E.F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia stories, you’ll enjoy this tale of passion, pilferage, and petty politics.
The Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow is a prequel book to the Molly Barda Mystery Series. Molly Barda finds herself unwillingly caught up in figuring out what happened to a fellow professor who died at a faculty training seminar. This is a great introduction to Molly as a character and gives you a real feel for the setting, characters and writing style of Ms. Bow.
Molly is an unlikely sleuth. She is a professor and is really just trying to go about her life, doing her job, when her friend’s brother is caught up in a murder. To make matters worse, the man that was killed wasn’t exactly a favorite of many people who knew him. Molly is tasked with helping her best friend Emma clear her brother’s name and find out just what happened to Kent Lovely.
I really enjoyed The Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow. I’ve never visited Hawaii, but the author does an amazing job of really making me feel like I have. Her writing style clearly portrays an island dialect. The mystery was well plotted and kept me interested throughout the book. If you are looking for a light, quick cozy with an island flair and a dash of humor, then check out The Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow. This was a cozy mystery that left me satisfied and wanting more.