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Death at the Alma Mater

By G. M. Malliet, 1951-

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

Starred Review "Malliet's satirical take on the mystery scene is spot-on."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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

 

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2010

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0738719676


Format: Book
Author: Malliet, G. M., 1951-
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.
Title: Death at the alma mater / G. M. Malliet.
Publisher Date: Woodbury, Minn. : Midnight Ink, [2010]
Subject: University of Cambridge -- Alumni and alumnae -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Cambridge (England) -- Fiction
Isbn: 0738719676 9780738719672
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: M Malliet
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Bib Id: 337046

Format: Book
Author: Malliet, G. M., 1951-
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.
Title: Death at the alma mater / G. M. Malliet.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Woodbury, Minn. : Midnight Ink, [2010]
Description: xviii, 286 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Series: A St. Just mystery ; #3
Series: Malliet, G. M., 1951- St. Just mystery ; #3.
Subjects: University of Cambridge -- Alumni and alumnae -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Cambridge (England) -- Fiction
Notes: Includes book club questions, (p. 285-286).
LCCN: 2009040815
ISBN: 0738719676
ISBN: 9780738719672
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: M Malliet