When Sir Julius Farran dies suddenly, followed shortly after by his unpleasant son-in-law, St Agatha's College is in real danger of bankruptcy. With Imogen Quy's one-time lover one of the prime suspects, she decides to find out what really happened.
An entertaining read - Sunday Times
A jewel in the traditional English detective mode... Ms. Morse has arrived - Observer
Imogen Quy positively sparkles on the page as an amateur sleuth. - Sunday Express
In Imogen Quy, the author has created an admirable detective heroine, as unabashed as she is unaffected. - Times Literary Supplement
Paton Walsh plots deftly and writes intelligently . . . Sayers' many fans will be delighted. - Andrew Taylor, Independent
Jill Paton Walsh demonstrates that the traditional ingredients of the woman sleuth, the academic background and a clever puzzle are still capable of being arranged into an entertaining and stimulating crime novel. - Manchester Evening News