An urgent phone call from a principal/friend sends retired music teacher Susan Wiles rushing through the doors of Westbrook Middle School, where she discovers a ransacked office and a missing bookkeeper. Eager to keep the break-in quiet, Principal Antonio Petrocelli enlists her help. Susan had already proven her sleuthing expertise by solving murder cases at Westbrook Elementary and Westbrook High. Too bad Susan’s detective daughter Lynette doesn’t appreciate her mother’s interference in police business. That won’t stop Susan, however. What clues does she have this time? A missing bookkeeper, two brothers, a waterfall, and a suspicious death. What’s the relationship? It’s all very murky and Susan must solve the mystery while in the middle of coping with an acute family crisis that may forever change the life of someone she loves.
Diane Weiner is a veteran public school teacher and mother of four children. She has enjoyed reading for as long as she can remember. She has fond memories of reading Nancy Drew and Mary Higgins Clark on snowy weekend afternoons in upstate New York and yearned to write books that would bring that kind of enjoyment to her readers. Being an animal lover, she is a vegetarian and shares her home with two adorable cats and a little white dog. In her free time, she enjoys running, attending community theater productions, and spending time with her family (especially going to the mall with her teenage daughter and getting Dairy Queen afterwards). Murder in the Middle is the third book in her Susan Wiles School House Mystery series and she has plans for many more.