The Art of Vanishing (#2 Lila Maclean Academic Mystery Series) by Cynthia Kuhn
Lila Maclean is a member of the Arts Week committee, “Arts Week is actually called ‘Twenty-First Century Arts and Culture Series during which notable individuals taught workshops and gave creative readings or lectures.” The committee is brining in Damon Von Tussel. Mr. Von Tussel, is, to say the least, a diva. Lila is put in charge of making sure that he shows up at their event. She calls her Mom for help, who just happen to have a previous relationship with him and knows how to get a hold of him and help Lila. Finally, her mother arrives to support her daughter and Damon. The story discusses various level of plagiarism. The least of when a student “borrows” various sections from the internet to support a paper for class. The highest level involves a very popular book and the Arts Week. Now who is causing all the problems?
Summary and a rating of 4.7
I really enjoyed this book. The subtext of plagiarism throughout this book was very interesting and though that Ms. Kuhn wove it into the story is a well defined manner. This topic comes up frequently in topic in some academic circles. I do a lot of writing and some of the subtopics are “is it plagiarism when you pay for a paper to be written?” “How much is plagiarism and how much I forgot?”. This book touched on it as part of the mystery. The books enjoyable and as with her previous book, it was true to the academic community. I really enjoyed the book!
The ARC was given to me by Henery Press via Netgalley in return for an honest review.