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Death in the Quadrangle

(1956)
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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.

Praise for Eilis Dillon



"Her best yet ... her picture of academic life is the best we have read since Dorothy Sayers gave us Gaudy Night ." - Social and Personal (London)

"The mutual relations of the professors crackle with well-expressed malice." - Times (London) Literary Supplement

Eilis Dillon , 1920-1994, was an Irish author of over 50 books. She was a Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature and founded the Irish Children's Book Trust. In 1987 Dillon and her husband moved permanently to Dublin where she supported up and coming Irish authors, a prize in her memory is given annually as part of the Bisto Book of the Year Awards.



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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death in the Quadrangle (Rue Morgue Classic Irish Mysteries)
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 1-60187-044-2 / 978-1-60187-044-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rue Morgue Press
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death in the Quadrangle
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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