Death at the Alma Mater
Author: G.M. Malliet
Published: January 1, 2010 by Midnight Ink
Series Name: A St. Just Mystery
Main Character: St. Just
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 Latino lover, her titled ex-husband who left her for another woman, and a garralous 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.