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Death at the Alma Mater
By: G.M. Malliet
A St. Just Mystery #3
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
"This third in the series is every bit as good as its predecessors. Longtime cozy fans will be reminded of Golden Age classics starring Dorothy Sayers' Harriet Vane and Edmund Crispin's Gervase Fen."
"G.M. Malliet presents a meticulous novel with sophistication and uncomplicated restraint. She keeps mystery fans guessing without thrusting overwhelming or unnecessary detail into her well-researched scenes."
"Fans of Dorothy Sayers's novels and other Golden Age British mysteries will enjoy this contemporary salute, which even includes the traditional gathering of suspects at the end when the detective reveals all."
"A witty third cozy."
"It certainly shouldn't be missed."