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The Perfect Coed Paperback – August 25, 2014
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About the Author
Judy Alter is no stranger to college campuses. She attended the University of Chicago, Truman State University in Missouri, and Texas Christian University, where she earned a Ph.D. and taught English. For twenty years, she was director of TCU Press, the book publishing program of the university. The author of many books for both children and adults, she retired in 2010 and turned her attention to writing contemporary cozy mysteries. She is the author of the Kelly O’Connell Mysteries and the Blue Plate Café Mysteries. She holds awards from the Western Writers of America, the National Cowboy Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Texas Institute of Letters. She was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame and recognized as an Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth and a woman who has left her mark on Texas. Western Writers of America gave her the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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Top Customer Reviews
This was a good read while football games played in the background. It kept my interest and the pace was quick. Hopefully, Susan can mellow out a bit - and we get to see more of Aunt Jenny!
Overall though the book dragged in the middle with the addition of a visiting elderly aunt who frowns upon shacking up with a boyfriend before marriage and this sort of thing. An ex judge also added a fair bit of implausibility to the story. You also wondering the whole time why Susan who should be a woman who can handle things and show that women can achieve anything if that's what she is trying to instil on young girls, constantly needed her boyfriend to save her from situations and take care of her. Maybe another female lecturer would have made a better choice to assist her with solving the murder and staying out of jail than a big strong security guard type male.
I highly recommend "The Perfect Coed" by Judy Alter.