Imogen Quy returns after a decade to solve another intriguing Cambridge mystery
Hoping to attract a generous endowment, St Agatha's College, Cambridge, invites fabulously wealthy Sir Julius Farran to dine. The evening is a disaster for everyone but Imogen Quy: Farran asks her to come and work for him.
She declines, but when Farran dies, suddenly and shockingly, she has to look into it. His death left a large hole in his company accounts that could mean financial ruin for St Agatha's. To save her college, Imogen starts to cast her cool eye over the financier's heirs, employees and enemies. What is right about the death of Sir Julius What is wrong about it And why did it happen After all, her name rhymes with ''why''.
An entertaining read - Sunday Times
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
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.