Tom Brown’s Body

Gerald Conway was a junior master at Spey College. The Head considered him a reliable history specialist and a useful games coach, but his fellow masters thought him a rude and insufferably presumptuous young man and the boys called him a mean and treacherous beast.  But, as Inspector Gavin said.  ‘Public schoolboys don’t murder the staff,’ Mrs Bradley wasn’t so certain; at least she felt sure they knew more than they would say.  The erudite Micklethwaite, for example, an expert in Judo, refused to speak of the abominable Conway who had accused him of cheating in the exam for the Divinity Prize.  Mrs Bradley had to use tact and guile and a bit of black magic to make boys and masters tell her the whole story.

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“Mrs. Bradley is easily the best woman detective in fiction” News Chronicle