in this sequel to Deadmistress, faculty squabbling at a large state university turns deadly when professor of education Susan Lombardi joins a committee to make a tenure decision about Abby Gillette, a controversial faculty member. After one colleague is hospitalized following a suspicious fire and another is found dead in Abby’s office, Susan must try to figure out who is doing what to whom…without becoming the next victim. At the same time, she must deal with her husband’s highly dysfunctional family and help a friend handle a questionable romance.
I enjoyed both Deadmistress and Death by Committee…loved the academic settings. Teaching can obviously be unpredictable and dangerous (in more ways than one!).
I would like to know more about Susan Lombardi and her relationships. The layers are starting to peel back so I hope we get the chance to learn more about her in future mysteries.