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Beg, borrow . . . or kill!
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 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 unsavoury secrets, and a shocking twist . . .
'Wicked, witty and full of treats' Peter Lovesy
'A worthy addition to the classic mystery tradition and the perfect companion to a cup of tea and a roaring fire' Louise Penny