Now in Print & eBook: Lesson Plan for Murder

Lesson Plan for Murder cover artwork by Stephanie Bibb FlintBarking Rain Press announced the paperback and eBook release of Lesson Plan for Murder: A Master Class Mystery, the first in a new series of murder mysteries featuring high school English teacher Liz Hopewell. Lesson Plan for Murder is the first novel by author Lori Robbins. Like her protagonist, Robbins is also based in New Jersey and is already hard at work on the second book in the Master Class Mysteries series, Linked to Murder: A Master Class Mystery.

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No one sheds any tears when overbearing English teacher Marcia Deaver is found dead in her classroom. Some staff members speculate it was a heart attack, or perhaps a suicide, but Liz Hopewell knows that no self-respecting member of the Valerian Hills English Department would kill herself without leaving behind a perfectly penned suicide note, complete with detailed footnotes and obscure literary references. After the police begin investigating the death as a murder, Liz finds Marcia’s mysteriously coded lesson plans. Convinced that they hold the key to identifying the murderer, normally risk-averse Liz finds herself obsessed with solving the crime.

Despite repeated requests to stay out of it from both her husband and the handsome detective assigned to the case, Liz persists in pursuing the murderer down a sordid trail of infidelity, blackmail, and Shakespeare conspiracy theories. When additional staff members are also poisoned, Liz realizes that her clandestine pursuit has spooked the murderer—and she is likely next on the list. Can Liz expose the murderer before she becomes the next victim?

Ask for Lesson Plan for Murder: A Master Class Mystery at your favorite independent bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website,, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other online bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website, and many other outlets worldwide.

Interested readers can read the first four chapters for free here at the Barking Rain Press website.

LESSON PLAN FOR MURDER: A Master Class Mystery

Series: Master Class Mysteries
Number in Series: Book 1

BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC022040 — FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FIC022100 — FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
FIC030000 — FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense

BIC Genre Codes:
FF — Crime & Mystery
FH — Thriller/Suspense

LCCN: 2017936181

Hardcover (228 pp)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-79-3
ISBN-10: 1-941295-79-7
Retail Price: $20.99 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books

Trade Paperback (228 pp)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-54-0
ISBN-10: 1-941295-54-1
Retail Price: $14.99 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books

eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-55-7
ISBN-10: 1-941295-55-X
Retail Price: $5.99 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram


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