Meet Augusta McKee,
a 50ish, independent, no-nonsense voice teacher in spike heels. Tough and tender, ahead of her time, and smart as all get-out, Augusta teaches at two Cincinnati colleges in the 1960s.
In “The Case of the Slain Soprano,” Augusta meets her match, ruggedly handsome Homicide Detective Malcolm Mitchell, as they lock horns over Augusta’s admittance to the Cliffside College campus where one of her students has been found dead. Sparks fly—but eventually turn into a different sort of sparks as the two work together to bring the killer to justice.
In “The Case of the Disappearing Director,” Augusta has a harrowing encounter with unsavory members of the Ponti crime family, as she tries to help Malcolm find a missing eyewitness to a murder victim dumped near Parkside Playhouse. And in
“The Case of the Toxic Tenor,” a world-renowned tenor drops dead on stage while performing with Augusta in a concert version of “Carmen,” during Cincinnati’s famed May Festival.
Augusta McKee takes her place in the top rank of fictional amateur female sleuths (someone you’ll wish you knew in person!) on pages filled with mystery, murder, music and romance, in “The Augusta McKee Mystery Series.”