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The Resource Death at the Alma Mater

Death at the Alma Mater

Label
Death at the Alma Mater
Title
Death at the Alma Mater
Statement of responsibility
G. M. Malliet
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Praise: "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."—Booklist (starred review) "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."—ForeWord "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."—Library Journal "A witty third cozy."—Publishers Weekly "It certainly shouldn't be missed."—Reviewing the Evidence
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Summary
St. Michael's College, Cambridge, is prestigious, stately, and in frightful disrepair. To replenish the college's dwindling coffers, the Master holds a fundraising weekend for wealthy alums. But all goes awry when Lexy Laurant is found viciously strangled to death. Gorgeous and successful, Lexy inspired jealousy, envy, and spite in everyone. There's a lengthy list of likely suspects: Lexy's debt-ridden Latino lover, her novelist ex-husband who jilted her, and a hot-tempered Texan once rejected by the victim, among others. As Detective Chief Inspector St. Just weighs clashing egos, he discovers unsavory secrets, and a most shocking twist
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Pace
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Writing style
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341969
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Malliet, G.M
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
St. Just mysteries
Series volume
0003
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
Death at the Alma Mater
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1f36d191-6d40-45c3-8f4e-70edad719be2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780738722900
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Death at the Alma Mater
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1f36d191-6d40-45c3-8f4e-70edad719be2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780738722900
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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