Death at the Alma Mater
by G.M. Malliet
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BOOK THREE IN THE AGATHA AWARD-WINNING SERIES
St. Michael's College, Cambridge, is prestigious, stately-and in frightful disrepair. To replenish its dwindling coffers, the College's Master holds a fundraising weekend for wealthy alums. But all goes awry when the glamorous-and despised-Lexy Laurant is found strangled on the grounds. There's a lengthy list of likely suspects: Lexy's debt-ridden Latino lover, her titled ex-husband who left her for another woman, and a garrulous oil-rich Texan with something to hide, among others. As Detective Chief Inspector St. Just weighs clashing egos, he discovers unsavory secrets . . . and a most shocking twist.
Accolades for the St. Just Mystery series:
Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
Silver medalist for the IPPY awards in the category of Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Finalist for 2009 Anthony and Macavity Awards
Chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008
"Malliet's satirical take on the mystery scene is spot-on."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A real find for old-school mystery fans."—Booklist (starred review)
"An absolutely delicious skewering of the world of mystery publishing and its none-too-savory denizens, Death and the Lit Chick is even wittier and more skillfully constructed than her Agatha Award-winning Death of a Cozy Writer."—Denver Post
- Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD., September 2010
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