Murder is No Stranger is a story told in dramatic irony as the reader knows all along who the guilty party is. A college English professor Samantha Mitchell, extremely independent by nature, is confronted by a series of events that involve her male friends. She insists she does not have a boyfriend, and so she dates several eligible males, one of whom is obsessed with making her his alone. In the course of events, Logan Miller, the man in question, uses various tactics to impress Ms. Mitchell to become his one and only. Ms. Mitchell also has problems with a male college student in her required English Research class.. In addition, a former college friend returns to town, further complicating the number of males competing for her attention. There's much more before Ms. Mitchell discovers the real Logan Miller and finally decides she's ready for a real boyfriend.
Barbara Studebaker Arnold is a retired Language Arts teacher with an avid interest in reading and writing. Barbara lives in Enon, Ohio with her husband of 50 years and two very spoiled cats. She has three grown married children, three grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. She has a Master of Science Degree in Education from the University of Dayton. She served as a substitute teacher before teaching 8th grade Language Arts in the Greenon Local School System for 26 years. She had several supplemental jobs as well as the drama club advisor at Indian Valley Middle School and Greenon High School for 25 years.
Now retired from teaching, she has time to pursue the many activities she had no time for earlier. She enjoys volunteering, painting, traveling and writing. She is an active docent for tours at the 1854 Hertzler House, the 1908 Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House, and the Cox Arboretum.
She has composed many poems and scripts various performance events. Her first two books were fictional biographies of Daniel and Catharine Hertzler Her third book of fiction, using some of her teaching experiences; called Indian Summer didn't seem complete which led to the sequel A Tale of Two Weddings. Now she's trying her hand with a murder mystery Murder is No Stranger. She readily admits she is so busy she doesn't know how she had time to teach.