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Lindsay Gordon, self-proclaimed cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist, is less than overjoyed at the prospect of spending a weekend at a posh girls' boarding school. Tensions are running high over the school's financial problems; the fact that school alumna and renowned musician Lorna Smith-Couper will return to the school to perform at a benefit concert only exacerbates anxieties. When Smith-Couper is found strangled with her own cello string right before the concert, Lindsay and Cordelia find their new relationship tested in unique ways as they seek to find the murderer among a long list of suspects.

©1990 Val McDermid (P)2018 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

 "...a clever mystery and a heroine who is my kind of woman: Lindsay Gordon is smart, tenacious, daring, lusty, loyal, and class-conscious to the bone." (Barbara Neely, author of the Blanche White series) 

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Not what I expected

I love Val McDermid's books and looked forward to this one. I did not realize that this was one of her earlier novels; i thought it new having preordered.. it seemed to drag on at times; a lot of dialogue. It is definitely not like her Tony Hill novels that keep you on the edge of your seat.

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