Booker shortlisted author Jill Paton Walsh returns with the second Imogen Quy mystery
Biography is usually a safe profession. Even rather sedate. But more than one biographer has found that writing about the late great mathematician Gideon Summerfield leads to a hasty retreat. Or something more deadly...
Imogen Quy, the coolly competent college nurse at St. Agatha's College, Cambridge, first notices the pattern when her enthusiastic lodger Fran becomes the latest Summerfield biographer. Before she realises how deadly the Summerfield secret is, Fran's life is in danger. And Imogen may be next...
A jewel in the traditional English detective mode... Ms. Morse has arrived - Observer
Imogen Quy positively sparkles on the page as an amateur sleuth. - Sunday Express
In Imogen Quy, the author has created an admirable detective heroine, as unabashed as she is unaffected. - Times Literary Supplement
Paton Walsh plots deftly and writes intelligently . . . Sayers' many fans will be delighted. - Andrew Taylor, Independent
Jill Paton Walsh demonstrates that the traditional ingredients of the woman sleuth, the academic background and a clever puzzle are still capable of being arranged into an entertaining and stimulating crime novel. - Manchester Evening News
Born in 1937, Jill Paton Walsh was an award-winning British novelist and children's writer. Her adult novels include Knowledge of Angels, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize, and the Imogen Quy Mysteries. She also completed Dorothy L. Sayers's unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series.
In 1996, she received the CBE for services to literature. She died in 2020.