Debts of Dishonor by Jill Paton Walsh
An Imogen Quy Mystery

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Imogen Quy--rhymes with why--is the witty, compassionate, and relentlessly inquisitive college nurse at St. Agatha's College, Cambridge University. Unfortunately, St. Agatha's has seen better days: Its financial affairs are in shambles, and the school is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.
That is, until billionaire financier and St. Agatha's College alum Sir Julius Farran decides to pay his alma mater a visit. Things are looking up for St. Agatha's….but when Sir Julius suddenly dies in questionable circumstances, St. Agatha's is in danger of closing forever. A nurse is a natural receiver of confidences, and Imogen soon learns that Sir Julius had far more enemies than friends. Her curiosity is initially piqued, but soon turns to alarm when Julius's equally unpleasant son-in-law is found murdered. The case takes on particular urgency because Imogen's former flame, Andrew Duncombe, had been working as Sir Julius's right-hand man. Imogen must work what out really happened before Andrew is implicated in the murders--or becomes the next victim.
In her first case in more than a decade, Imogen Quy calls upon her clear thinking and insight into human nature to seek not only truth but justice. Readers will delight in the return of this "exemplary amateur sleuth" (Publishers Weekly) from a brilliant novelist in the best tradition of Dorothy L. Sayers and Josephine Tey.
 

About Jill Paton Walsh

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Jill Paton Walsh, who lives in Cambridge, England, is a highly acclaimed novelist whose works range from award-winning children's fiction to the Booker Prize finalist Knowledge of Angels. She is also the co-author of two bestselling Lord Peter Wimsey novels, Thrones, Dominations and A Presumption of Death; as well as two Imogen Quy mysteries, the latter of which, A Piece of Justice, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. In 1996 she received the CBE for services to literature, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
 
Published April 4, 2006 by Minotaur Books. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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