Bernie Pryde's death was certainly suicide and it left Cordelia Gray as sole proprietress of Bernie's private detective agency. It left her too, with an assignment originally intended for Bernie - to investigate the death of Cambridge student Mark Callender, found hanged in his room.
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"P.D. James is unbeatable." -Ottawa Citizen
"P.D. James is an addictive writer, [with] a quality of intelligence, a genuine curiosity about character, and an ability to describe the density of little known lives." -Anita Brookner
"One of the most compulsive and acutely observed thrillers of the year--a why-dunnit, rather than a who-dunnit; a study of the complex motives that make up the cold mind of a killer." -Daily Express
"James is assuredly the most gifted crime novelist writing in English today."-The Toronto StarFrom the Inside Flap:
This is the first Cordelia Gray mystery which introduces us to the young sleuth, now the sole proprietor of the Pryde Detective Agency, and hard at work on her first independent case. Sir Ronald Callender's son Mark is found hanged in mysterious circumstances, and he hires Cordelia to shed some light on his son's apparent suicide. But as Cordelia pieces together the facts surrounding his death, delving back into the long-buried secrets of the Callender family, she finds that Mark had many good friends - and one deadly enemy.
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