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April 15th, 2010

Death at the Alma Mater by G.M. Malliet – Review

by Gwen

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Some alumni from the 1988 are called back for a reunion to St. Michael’s College in Cambridge. It seems that the school is desperate for money so only a handful of the most successful are invited in the hope that they will remember their school fondly and with their checkbooks.

Lexy Laurant, the jet setting fashion queen, turns up strangled and the investigation begins and goes on and on and on. This book was rather formula and honestly quite boring. Though I must say, the end had a nice twist.
G.M. Malliet was given an Agatha Award for another book, Death of a Cozy Writer, but I see very little of that same Agatha Christie magic here.

The narrator/inspector held too much back to keep me in suspense or interested. Up until the last pages there wasn’t enough info on any of the suspects to pick one that stood out. Isn’t that supposed to be the fun in these kind of mysteries? Guessing the who dun it for yourself?
Walk away from this one.

Death at the Alma Mater by G.M. Malliet

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK; 1 edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738719676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738719672