What happens when you combine
the sometimes boring world of academia, a murder mystery and the beau-
tiful Italian countryside? In Jennings' hands, a first-rate read. Throw in a burgeoning romance, and this novel
is a page-turner from start to finish. Jennings does an excellent job with
the mystery, keeping you guessing
until the end, and her descriptions of everyday life in Italy will make you
feel like you're there.

After a one-night stand with hockey hunk Nick Rossi, mathematician Faith Murphy heads off to a conference in Italy. While thrilled to be there, Faith is less than thrilled by her boss, Roland Kane, a real jerk who is detested by everyone who knows him. But as much as Faith hates Roland, she never expects to find him dead.

When she becomes one of the prime suspects, Nick flies to her rescue. That he just happens to be the cousin of the police officer investigating the crime explains how Nick found out about it. Now all he has to do is solve the murder and convince Faith of his love, an easy enough job for a handsome jock. Or is it? (CerridwenPress.com, dl $6.49)
Reviewed by: 
Cindy Himler