The Wyndham Case, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780340839492



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Jill Paton Walsh writes follow up books to the Dorothy L Sayers Peter Wimsey books. They always sound quite interesting but the one time I tried Dorothy L Sayers I couldn't stand Wimsey, so I didn't really want to read a follow up. But this is a book featuring characters of her own so I thought I'd try it. I'm not sure if that makes any sense really, but that's how it was anyway!This is a fairly old fashioned type of mystery even though it was written in the 1990s. Imogen Quy is the college nurse at St Agatha's College, Cambridge and does some fairly gentle old fashioned type of investigating when a student is found dead on the floor of a locked library. It's nothing ground breaking, it's entertaining and I'll probably read another in the series at some point.

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This is an interesting introduction to Cambridge University nurse Imogene Quy who helps solve the case of the murder of an undergraduate found in a pool of blood in a special literary collection. The collection is special because it is so full of outdated information that it brings funds to the College in which it resides.<br/><br/>The characters are all very well drawn, even the minor ones and the story moves along to a good conclusion. I look forward to the nest in the series.

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