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Retired botany professor Andrew Basnett has returned to Knotlington University where he had taught for many years to attend the Conference of the Botanical Association. He is drawn, rather unwillingly, into investigating a murder which occured at the university two years previously. Carl Judd, an artist, was murdered, and Stephen Sharland was convicted of the crime and is currently in prison serving his sentence for the murder. There are, however, still some people in the campus community, including Judd's widow, who believe that Sharland is innocent. When Andrew begins his investigation, the only witness to Sharland's involvement with the crime is murdered, and Andrew must untangle the web of emnity and greed to find the true story of the murder of Carl Judd.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Murder of certain profession?    -   artists 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    -   Male Profession/status:    -   retiree Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

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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