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Published in July of 2021 this book has been popping up on YouTube and elsewhere for a while now. So when I saw it on the “featured” table in my local bookstore, I snatched it up. From the jacket:
Teddy Crutcher has won Teacher of the Year at the prestigious Belmont Academy, home to the best and brightest.
He says his wife couldn’t be more proud—though no one has seen her in a while.
Teddy really can’t be bothered with a few mysterious deaths on campus that’re looking more and more like murder or the student digging a little too deep into Teddy’s personal life. His main focus is pushing these kids to their full academic potential.
All he wants is for his colleagues—and the endlessly meddlesome parents—to stay out of his way. If not, well, they’ll get what they deserve.
It’s really too bad that sometimes excellence can come at such a high cost.
Murder on campus? Yes please.
Earlier tonight I noticed something. I’ve been on a bender with thrillers in an academic setting all summer. So far I’ve read:
- Bunny by Mona Awad
- Madam by Phoebe Wynne
- The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
- All’s Well by Mona Awad
- A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (my review here, book not pictured because my daughter took it)
- The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (not pictured because, yes, my daughter took it)
All thrillers, all set in a school. I guess I have a type?