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A Piece of Justice: Imogen Quy Book 2

Jill Paton Walsh

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

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...

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Praise for A Piece of Justice: Imogen Quy Book 2

  • 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

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Jill Paton Walsh

Jill Paton Walsh, born in 1937, is also the author of many non-crime novels for adults: the fourth of these, Knowledge of Angels, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Before writing for adults she made a career as a writer of children's books and has won many literary prizes.

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