"A delightful series filled with characters you would love to know in real life."
Former beauty queen and fledgling private investigator Madeline Maclin has married her best friend, Jerry Fairweather, and settled into his old house in the small town of Celosia, North Carolina. Jerry seems to have given up his cons and schemes but not his phony seances.
Then Amelia Lever, an unpopular teacher at Celosia Elementary School, dies mysteriously. Convinced hers is not a natural death, Maddy starts to investigate.
And then comes Maddy's next case. Nathan Fenton hires her to help solve a riddle left to him by his Uncle Elijah, a man who loved to play games. The riddle says: "From west to east the river flows, from ancient times the sparrow flies. Trust animals that live in packs, and listen where the portrait lies." Could the teacher's death and this mysterious riddle be somehow related?
Jane Tesh lives in North Carolina. Besides writing, she plays the piano for productions at the Andy Griffith Playhouse, teaches aerobics, travels, and plays with Winkie, her one-eyed Chihuahua. A Little Learning is her third novel.