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Wendy Fowler was a top-notch research chemist, and the only woman in the Chemistry department at her Cambridge University. Her dedication to her work resulted in discoveries which would justify the funds which she received from her research fellowship. Her only interest, aside from her research, was her volunteer participation in the Pregnancy Information Service, a counseling service for unwed mothers. Then Wendy was found murdered in the Chemistry building.
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Professor Gillian Adams, head of the History department at a Canadian university, is visiting Cambridge with her lover, Detective Chief Inspector Edward Gisborne. Gillian and Edward are friends of members of the Pregnancy Information Service, and are drawn into the hunt for Wendy's murderer. They must find out if Wendy lost her life because of professional jealousy, university politics, or some less obvious motive.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Murder of certain profession?    -   students/teachers Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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