Lieutenant Trant is at the case during this “fun to learn” mystery by way of the Edgar Award–winning writer who wrote the Peter Duluth Mysteries as Patrick Quentin (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Patrick Quentin, top recognized for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, additionally penned remarkable detective novels from the Nineteen Thirties during the Sixties below different pseudonyms, together with Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: “Quentin is especially famous for the enviable polish and style which make him one of many major American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; yet this floor smoothness conceals elaborate and meticulous plot development as perfect as that of Agatha Christie.”
 
Lee Loverling knew her roommate, Grace, had turn into a bit of an enigma. After her father’s suicide and her family’s failed fortunes, Grace had became a willful lady whose romantic dalliances bordered on reckless—and whose moods had turn into virtually sinister.
 
yet Lee couldn't have recognized simply how a long way Grace had fallen until eventually, after an evening of enjoyable in manhattan urban, she’s chanced on useless in a river, it seems that the sufferer of homicide. All of Wentworth university is abuzz with the tragedy, and Lee is by surprise on the middle of an research led through the intrepid Lieutenant Trant of the recent York murder Squad that threatens to show a very good many people—both scholars and faculty—to the scandals Grace left in her wake.
 
operating jointly, Lieutenant Trant and Lee needs to get to the bottom of the tangled internet of Grace’s existence to discover the reality in the back of the younger woman’s death.

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