Dead Letters

Dead Letters All Is Not Well At Cambridge University S St Ethelreda S College The Head Of The English Department Is Dead, And Professor Cassandra James Is Appointed The Task Of Running The Department Faced With The Choice Of Whipping Her Underperforming Colleagues Into Shape Or Losing The Much Needed Funding For The Program, Cassandra Resigns Herself To The Challenge However, When She Stumbles Upon The Former Head S Private Papers And Realizes That The Death Was No Accident, Cassandra Is Forced To Use Her Academic Expertise Of Solving Obscure Literary Puzzles For A Very Different Purpose Tracking Down A Killer British Praise For Murder Is Academic Cambridge Academic Christine Poulson S First Crime Novel Is A Triumph Of Suspense And Intrigue A Labyrinthine Plot Is Unravelled As Intriguingly As A Literary Puzzle Bodies In The Bookshop Magazine An Intriguing ReadPoulson Certainly Keeps The Reader GuessingThere Is A Lot To Enjoy In This Romp Through The Cambridge Commons This Is Poulson S First Novel, And She Creates A Strong Sense Of Place With A Narrative Style That Is Both Energetic And Engaging Sherlock Magazine A Fascinating MysteryThe Sense Of Place Was Very StrongThis Is Poulson S Debut Book, And I Just Hope That The Next One Is Not Too Long Coming Mystery Women

Christine Poulson was born and brought up in North Yorkshire, England She is now a research fellow at the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies at Sheffield University and chair of the William Morris Society She has written widely on 19th century art and literature, and her most recent work of non fiction was a book on Arthurian legend in British art from 1840 to 1920 She lives with her family

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  • Paperback
  • 197 pages
  • Dead Letters
  • Christine Poulson
  • English
  • 07 August 2017
  • 9781906288396

10 thoughts on “Dead Letters

  1. says:

    This was a decent first novel I must admit, however, that I m not a fan of pregnant women as a plot device and even less fond of childbirth as an event in this type of book Save it for the touchy feelies and just let the cozies be cozies.

  2. says:

    To be honest, this book was a chore to get through The writing was clunky, the characters with the minimal exclusion of the lead weren t really developed, and the ending was a hot, rushed mess If you want to challenge yourself by trying to get through a dull book, be my guest Otherwise, it d be best to stay away from this particular novel.

  3. says:

    Loved everything until Cassandra became pregnant and her relationship with Stephen seemed like a whatever thing This had me on the edge of my seat and I never thought it would be who it was Lawrence is such a douche lol and I wish she would have yelled at him I will definitely read book two.

  4. says:

    a different published edition to the eraly one of the same name.

  5. says:

    I loved her description of the academic world Gets going so quickly and keeps up the pace

  6. says:

    Decided that this read was a 5 star for me I loved the ending and finished the book in one day More extensive review coming soonish.

  7. says:

    When a good friend and head of her department dies, Cassandra James takes over It s hard time for her because while some think her friend committed suicide, Cassandra thinks it s murder A lot of the story deals with the pressures of working in a university, getting people to publish or perish In the end, that s the heart of the whole story.I found the book very slow, repetitive,and too predictable I did finish it, but I found myself skimming because I got bored It was okay, but it could ve been so much better Not to mention the ending where Cassandra knows who the killer is, but then lets her in the house to help deliver her baby was just not believable to me It was just weird.

  8. says:

    The writing was dull and the story predictable It s a short book but hard to push through because the main character is so flat and boring.Cassandra James stumbles upon the murder of her colleague and over the next few months she can t get over it Without meaning to she learns facts about the death and figures out that another colleague is the murderer.

  9. says:

    A nice debut mystery novel I very much liked the setting and the professor sleuth, Dr Cassandra James The book drags a tiny bit in the middle but builds to a nice climax in which the killer was not at all who I was suspecting I hope there are books in the series.

  10. says:

    Being an academic mystery fan I can t resist snatching them off the library shelves when I see them I should have left this one on the shelf The writing is not crisp and the story just did not hold my interest I did finish itjust.

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