Death among the Dons

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Throughout her career in Her Majesty's Civil Service, Francesca Wilson has shown herself to be cool, assured, and supremely competent. It is something of a surprise, therefore, when Francesca - married now to Police Superintendent John McLeish and on maternity leave with their young son - seems to be going to pieces. Of course, the baby does cry all the time, and Francesca never seems to get out anymore.... Help arrives in the form of a nanny and an offer of part-time work as the Bursar of London's distinguished ...
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Throughout her career in Her Majesty's Civil Service, Francesca Wilson has shown herself to be cool, assured, and supremely competent. It is something of a surprise, therefore, when Francesca - married now to Police Superintendent John McLeish and on maternity leave with their young son - seems to be going to pieces. Of course, the baby does cry all the time, and Francesca never seems to get out anymore.... Help arrives in the form of a nanny and an offer of part-time work as the Bursar of London's distinguished all-women's Gladstone College. Combining motherhood and career seems to be the perfect solution for Francesca - until the trouble begins at Gladstone: Two students are molested, a prominent professor is stabbed, and the school is torn apart by the debate over whether to admit men. As Francesca draws ever closer to the dangerous passions behind the serene academic facade, award-winning mystery writer Janet Neel brings us her most stylish and suspenseful novel to date.

Award-winning author Janet Neel has hit the mark with this critically acclaimed British mystery series featuring Police Superintendent John McLeish and his wife, Francesca Wilson. On maternity leave, Francesca is grateful for a part-time position as the college's bursar--until she discovers murder at academia's ivory tower. Martin's Press.

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Francesca Wilson, now married to Superintendent John McLeish (Death of a Partner, etc.), is released from thralldom to her demanding baby son by a summons from her friend Dame Sarah Murchieson, the new Warden of Gladstone College, to take over the Bursar's job at Gladstone. It's academic business as usual, as Francesca finds when she looks up from the college accounts (which strongly suggest long- term fraud by a trusted caterer) to see that she's incurred the enmity of Deputy Warden Alice Hellier (resentful that she was passed over for the Warden's job and her husband George for the Bursar's)—and when she sees Sir Neville Allason, Permanent Secretary of Education and Science, soothe his grief over the death of Dr. Judith Symonds, the old Warden and his former lover, by taking brilliant young medieval historian Louise Taylor as her replacement. But then nocturnal assaults on two Gladstone students are followed by a murderous attack on Louise, and Francesca and John wonder how accidental Judith Symonds's death really was. Neel handles both her troubled principals and their academic background with a mastery worthy of P.D. James's warm heart and cold eye.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780745164922
  • Publisher: Sound Library
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged

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