By Steve Demaree
An aged lady is located poisoned within the upstairs bed room of her domestic whose from door stands fifty two steps above the road in an old style whodunit that blends clues, purple herrings, suspects, and humor.
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The Boston Globe “Treat yourself to some of the best mysteries around, and read all the Kate Fansler novels. ” —Publishers Weekly By Amanda Cross Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group: THE THEBAN MYSTERIES POETIC JUSTICE DEATH IN A TENURED POSITION IN THE LAST ANALYSIS THE JAMES JOYCE MURDER THE QUESTION OF MAX SWEET DEATH, KIND DEATH NO WORD FROM WINIFRED A TRAP FOR FOOLS THE PLAYERS COME AGAIN AN IMPERFECT SPY THE COLLECTED STORIES THE PUZZLED HEART HONEST DOUBT Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group Copyright © 1970 by Carolyn G.
Do you think I could trade her in for a cleaning woman, three days a week with only occasional ironing? ” “Trade Clio in? Impossible. ’ ” “Did Auden write that? Obviously he’s never been married. That’s a description of any wife. ” “I am, I am. Auden was born in 1907. He only missed Victoria by six years. And don’t be so frivolous about Clio. ’ ” “Well, get hold of her,” Professor Castleman said. ” The dissertation examination was not, in fact, scheduled for another hour. Kate wandered back toward her office, not hurrying, because no sooner would she reach Baldwin Hall, in which building dwelt the Graduate English Department, than she would be immediately accosted, put on five more committees, asked to examine some aspect of the curriculum about which she knew nothing (like the language requirement for medieval studies) and to settle the problems of endlessly waiting students concerning, likely as not, questions not only of poetry and political polarization, but of pot and the pill as well.
To Kate’s right sat the other member of her department, Peter Packer Pollinger, the official sponsor of the dissertation. To her left sat the two necessary representatives of other departments, Professor Kruger from the German Department, and, next to him, Professor Chang from the Department of Asian Civilization. Professor Chang was present as the result of total desperation, but someone else outside the English Department was required, and, after all, Auden, together with Christopher Isherwood, had gone to China in 1938 and written a book about it.
52 Steps To Murder (Dekker Cozy Mystery, Book 1) by Steve Demaree