Margot is a writer, an academic, as well a tireless blogger and supporter of both authors and crime fiction bloggers all over.
Visit her at website - Confessions of a Mystery Novelist - and she will undoubtedly be singing the praises of some other author's books, displaying a near-encyclopedic knowledge of both Golden Age and more contemporary crime.
In addition she frequently drops her own crime and mystery short stories on her readers.
Most recently - Fishing Expedition
I've only enjoyed her short fiction to date, but intend to read at least one of these two in the next month or two (maybe three). It might be a bit of a departure from my usual fare - but I'm looking forward to stepping into a different world - academic crime!
Further links to Margot Kinberg on the net......
Facebook - Margot Kinberg, Author
Twitter - @mkinberg
Google + - Margot Kinberg
B-Very Flat (2017)
Is anyone really safe? At nineteen years old, violin virtuosa Serena Brinkman seems to have it all. A student at Tilton University, she's got good looks, money, people who love her, and rare musical talent. She's also got a valuable Amati violin, a musical rival, friends whose secrets she knows, and an obsessed fan. Serena's dreams are shattered when she dies on the night of a major music competition. Serena's partner is convinced that her death wasn't an accident, and asks for help from Dr. Joel Williams of Tilton's Department of Criminal Justice. Williams, a former detective, soon finds that, far from keeping her safe, Serena's privilege and talent made her vulnerable.
(2017 re-published, originally dropped in 2010)
Past Tense (2016)
A long-buried set of remains…a decades-old mystery
Past and present meet on the quiet campus of Tilton University when construction workers unearth a set of unidentified bones.
For former police detective-turned-professor Joel Williams, it’s a typical Final Exams week – until a set of bones is discovered on a construction site...
When the remains are linked to a missing person case from 1974, Williams and the Tilton, Pennsylvania police go back to the past. And they uncover some truths that have been kept hidden for a long time.
How much do people really need to know?
It’s 1974, and twenty-year-old Bryan Roades is swept up in the excitement of the decade. He’s a reporter for the Tilton University newspaper, The Real Story, and is determined to have a career as an investigative journalist, just like his idols, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. He plans to start with an exposé article about life on the campus of Tilton University. But does everything need to be exposed? And what are the consequences for people whose lives could be turned upside down if their stories are printed? As it turns out, Bryan’s ambition carries a very high price. And someone is determined not to let the truth out.