Happy Wednesday! I hope ya’ll remember my review of Death by Dissertation, if not please check it out now. Today I’ve got the sequel, Dead Week. It’s a different sort of cozy set in Nebraska as Cassandra moves from Hawaii to be an administrator at Morton College, where her BFF is a deaf interper.
About Dead Week:
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Title: Dead Week
Author: Kelly Brakenhoff
Series: Cassandra Sato Mystery #2
Pub. Date: December 11th 2019
Publisher Emerald Prairie Press
Genres: Adult, Mystery
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Will Dead Week kill Cassandra's career? VP of Student Affairs Cassandra Sato has a desk full of problems and it's not even Thanksgiving break.
Cassandra's new boss talks to her dead husband. Cassandra's mentor thinks he's a superhero in a senior citizen's body. And Cassandra, recently moved from Hawai'i, can't crack the code of what to wear during November in Nebraska.
Cassandra faces end of semester pranks, stray dogs, winter storms, and viral news stories in her fight for justice for a group of student activists. But that's nothing compared to the wrath of a Helicopter Mom!
If you like academic cozy mysteries with funny BFFs, hilarious student shenanigans, and small town drama, you'll like this series.
IMHO: Dead Week
Cassandra Sato is back! She’s survived the last scandal and is looking forward to an uneventful Dead Week. Well….not so lucky, our girl. Thank goodness she’s so dauntless because the old guard is working hard to thwart all her diversity and modern progress programs.
And is someone out to hurt HER students, again?!? The audacity.
Her two love interests are the same. One she goes on a date with, the other helps her rescue a dog. I know which one I’m rooting for, *cough*.
We’ve got Meg, the BFF and interpreter of course. Bergstrom the mentor. Lance, the student worker who’s roommate died in the first book, and Rachel, another student worker that they just might be a thing.
There’s more from Dr. Bryant, the deaf professor. He’s a pivotal, instructional role here. Not only with the deaf students, but with Cassandra. He honestly opened my eyes and taught me so much about the deaf community and advocacy. I mean, so much that I agreed with him more than Cassandra on the topics.
I did enjoy the mystery and totally fell for the red herrings. It’s nice breath of fresh air,
Just like I said for Death by Dissertation…
Perfect for cozy mystery fans, obviously, and those looking for something new in the genre especially. I think this is has great crossover appeal with fellow rom com & crime lovers too. It reminds me The Chronicle Mysteries on Hallmark .
If you don’t read cozies, you should start with this one! It’s a mystery, but light and down to Earth with amateursleuthing. It’s all about the people, relationships, and setting.
Ya know, God can’t steer a parked car.
The idea of two men interested in her was scarier than facing a line of protestors and the board.
Meg did a low whistle, “Ho-ly Mary, Mother of God. It’s the Helicopter Moms versus the Tightwad Dads!”
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