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The Wyndham Case: Imogen Quy Book 1

The Wyndham Case: Imogen Quy Book 1

Booker shortlisted author Jill Paton Walsh introduces us to popular detective Imogen Quy

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ISBN 9780340839492
Barcode 9780340839492
Published 12 October 2006 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Paton Walsh, Jill
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780340839492
ISBN-10 034083949X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Publication Date 12 October 2006
International Publication Date 21 September 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Paton Walsh, Jill
Category Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 180g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 187383

Description of this Book

The locked library of St Agatha's College, Cambridge houses an unrivalled, and according to certain scholars, deeply uninteresting collection of seventeenth century volumes. It also contains one dead student. Tragic and accidental, of course, even if malicious gossip hints that Philip Skellow had been engaged in stealing books rather than acquiring knowledge when he'd slipped, banged his head, and bled to death overnight. Only Imogen Quy, the college nurse, has her doubts - until another student is found, drowned in an ornamental fountain...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A jewel in the traditional English detective mode... Ms. Morse has arrived' -- Observer 'Imogen Quy positively sparkles on the page as an amateur sleuth.' -- Sunday Express 19920101 'In Imogen Quy, the author has created an admirable detective heroine, as unabashed as she is unaffected.' -- Times Literary Supplement 19920101 'Paton Walsh plots deftly and writes intelligently ... Sayers' many fans will be delighted.' -- Andrew Taylor, Independent 19980101 'Jill Paton Walsh demonstrates that the traditional ingredients of the woman sleuth, the academic background and a clever puzzle are still capable of being arranged into an entertaining and stimulating crime novel.' -- Manchester Evening News 19980101
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jill Paton Walsh, born in 1937, is also the author of many non-crime novels for adults: the fourth of these, Knowledge of Angels, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Before writing for adults she made a career as a writer of children's books and has won many literary prizes.

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