Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Beneath the Foundation is a work of fiction, a detective novel that follows protagonist Cheryl Simpson as she’s thrust into the middle of a murder mystery. Cheryl lives a quite life, an attempt at hiding from her past, but when she arrives at work one Saturday morning and finds her boss dead of a gunshot wound, she finds herself pulled into the middle of the investigation. Clues start popping up all around her, and once they start showing up in her apartment, she realizes there’s more at stake than figuring out who killed her boss. As Cheryl works through the mystery with her friends Alice and Brandon, she is forced to confront what happened in the past in order to survive the present.
Cooley, Michele, "Beneath the Foundation" (2017). Graduate Thesis Collection. 486.