A Piece of Justice: An Imogen Quy Mystery (Imogen Quy Mysteries)

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Imogen Quy, the school nurse at St. Agatha's College, Cambridge, is intelligent, compassionate, and inquisitive - her last name rhymes with why. Imogen takes an active interest in her patients: In fact, trying to keep students out of danger has a way of getting Imogen into it. This time that student is her friend and boarder, Fran Bullion. Fran innocently undertakes to complete the biography of a mathematician, a seemingly simple task that was begun by three other biographers but never finished. Seemingly simple, that is, until curiosity drives Imogen to discover that the first three scholars met with untimely ends. What is it about the obscure genius of Gideon Summerfield - now dead himself - that could drive someone to murder?

A dazzling new academic mystery, starring school nurse/sleuth Imogen Quy. Imogen tackles the seemingly simple question of why a mathematician's biography was started by three writers but never finished. Her investigation reveals that the first three scholars met with untimely ends--and now another is missing.

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Jill Paton Walsh is the author of books for adults, young adults and children. Her novel Knowledge of Angels was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Her crime novels and mystery novels include The Attenbury Emeralds, A Presumption of Death, and The Wyndham Case. A Piece of Justice was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. With Dorothy L. Sayers, she was co-author of Thrones, Dominations. Her novels for children and young adults include The Green Book and A Parcel of Patterns. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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Brisk and neatly plotted, the second Imogen Quy mystery (after The Wyndham Case) relies heavily on the skills of its engaging amateur sleuth, school nurse at St. Agatha's College, Cambridge. Imogen's lodger, graduate student Frances Bullion, has just undertaken to ghostwrite a study of Gideon Summerfield, a relatively obscure mathematician. Always kind, loyal and compassionate (but relentlessly nosy), Imogen agrees to help and soon discovers that the three previous Summerfield biographers are all either missing or dead. Summerfield's vituperative widow hounds Frances and demands the return of her husband's papers, and Imogen is threatened by thugs. What could a bookish mathematician have in his background to inspire such malevolence? Imogen checks with her well-placed contacts (a local detective and the wife of St. Agatha's director of studies) and eventually goes off on a horrific but edifying trip to Wales. A warm circle of friends in a quilting group inadvertently provides some clues to a mystery as intricate and finely constructed as one of the hand-sewn quilts so central to the story.
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