Annotations for Death at the Alma Mater


Baker & Taylor
During an alumni weekend at St. Michael's College, Cambridge, glamorous Lexy Laurant is found strangled to death and it is up to Detective Chief Inspector St. Just to track down her killer.

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Baker & Taylor
Gorgeous and successful, Lexy Laurant inspired jealousy, envy and spite in everyone. There's a lengthy list of likely suspects in the vicious strangling on the Cambridge campus: Lexy's debt-ridden Latino lover, her novelist ex-husband who jilted her, and a hot-tempered Texan once rejected by the victim, among others. As Detective Chief Inspector St. Just weighs clashing egos, he discovers unsavory secrets ... and a shocking twist. Book 3 in the Agatha Award-winning series. Original.

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Baker & Taylor
St. Michael's College, Cambridge, is prestigious, stately, and in frightful disrepair. To replenish the college's dwindling coffers, the Master holds a fundraising weekend for wealthy alums. But all goes awry when Lexy Laurant is found viciously strangled to death. Gorgeous and successful, Lexy inspired jealousy, envy, and spite in everyone. There's a lengthy list of likely suspects: Lexy's debt-ridden Latino lover, her novelist ex-husband who jilted her, and a hot-tempered Texan once rejected by the victim, among others. As Detective Chief Inspector St. Just weighs clashing egos, he discovers unsavory secrets, and a most shocking twist.

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Llewellyn Worldwide

BOOK THREE IN THE AGATHA AWARD-WINNING SERIES

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 garrulous 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.

Accolades for the St. Just Mystery series:

Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel

Silver medalist for the IPPY awards in the category of Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Finalist for 2009 Anthony and Macavity Awards

Chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008

Starred Review "Malliet's satirical take on the mystery scene is spot-on."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Starred Review "A real find for old-school mystery fans."--Booklist (starred review)

"An absolutely delicious skewering of the world of mystery publishing and its none-too-savory denizens,Death and the Lit Chick is even wittier and more skillfully constructed than her Agatha Award-winningDeath of a Cozy Writer."--Denver Post



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