Death by Diploma is a cozy mystery novel that follows Emma Lovett and Leslie Parker, two high school teachers, through their adventures of solving a murder, which is discovered by Emma one morning upon arriving to school.
The book really kept my attention all the way through, and I thought that it was very well written. The editing was well done, and it was easy to read. It was quite neat the amount of Shakespeare quotes that were able to be incorporated into dialogue. The dynamic between the two main characters was also great. They were two very different personalities that worked well together. I hope that in future books of the series, the author works more to develop Emma’s character. I felt that Leslie’s character was very clearly defined, but that Emma’s character was flat at times.
My only (minor) gripe with the book was that Emma’s southern accent was written into the dialogue. I thought it was very odd at first, and it was a bit irritating, but I got used to it eventually. I haven’t seen this before, so it caught me a bit off guard.
I hope to see more books from this author, and I’d recommend the read for something fun and light-hearted, yet still full of lots of twists and turns.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.