• World English Audio: Tantor Media
  • World English Language: Endeavour Media
  • Published: 30th August 2016
  • Agent: Laetitia Rutherford

Death in the Quadrangle

Eilís Dillon (Estate)

Since his retirement from King’s University, life has been rather quiet for Professor Daly…

In fact, a peaceful retirement, even when that retirement has been punctuated by helping the police to solve the odd crime, may be slightly over-rated: at least in Daly’s opinion. So when he is invited back to King’s University to deliver a series of prestigious lectures, his heart leaps. But on arrival he discovers that he has not been called back to the university on account of his literary knowledge…

On the contrary, he has been called upon purely because the retired professor has experience of solving crime. And somebody has been sending the president of King’s threatening letters. Somebody within the university, it seems, wants him dead. Perhaps aware of his own arrogant, materialistic and bullying nature and the effects it may produce, President Bradley seems genuinely worried for his safety.

And so Daly, assisted by Inspector Mike Kenny, sets about finding the author of the poison pen letters. Until Bradley dies. Poisoned. At which point, Daly and Kenny find themselves seeking a murderer among the university’s population. And what a strange and mixed population it is; every single member seems to have their idiosyncrasies, and at least one kleptomaniac and one rat-obsessive are included in their ranks.

Virtually all, however, are united in their hatred of Bradley. But who killed him, and why?

Death in the Quadrangle weaves a web of mystery that will keep you guessing until the very last page.