Sometimes, Caro Sweet wonders whether getting her PhD at the University of Texas is worth the trouble, especially since she has to work full time just to make ends meet. But when her dissertation advisor, Harry “The Horrible” Hobbly, turns up dead, she has more to worry about than a passing grade. The manner of Harry’s murder makes a statement Caro is uniquely qualified to interpret; if she doesn’t get it right, she could wind up in jail…or worse. With a little help from her friends and a shady—if sexy—club owner, Caro is on her way to solving a mystery well outside the ivory tower.
This is the barest minimum of a correct hook form. I might read pages if it was a slow day or I didn't have a huge back log of queries just to see if you've got energetic vivid writing, but this is barely a plot. I'd probably ask for a synopsis before I asked for a partial on this just to see what you're doing.