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Holiday murder at a New England college


On Christmas Day, a University scrooge finds a murdered librarian

Each December, the faculty of Balaclava Agricultural College goes wild with Christmas lights. The entire campus glitters with holiday decorations, save for one dark spot: the home of professor Peter Shandy. But after years of resisting the Illumination festival, Shandy snaps, installing a million-watt display of flashing lights and blaring music perfectly calculated to drive his neighbors mad. The horticulturalist flees town, planning to spend Christmas on a tramp steamer, but soon feels guilty about his prank and returns home to find his Christmas lights extinguished, and a dead librarian in his living room.

Wishing to avoid a scandal, the school’s head asks Shandy to investigate the matter quietly. After all, Christmas is big business, and the town needs the cash infusion provided by the Illumination. As Peter Shandy will soon find, though, there is a dark side to even the whitest of white Christmases.


Product Details
  • File Size: 1239 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Road (November 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009S33M0A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray:Not Enabled 
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,190 Paid in Kindle Store

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  • Gayle T.

    As usual, wonderful meeting with a great group of ladies. Thanks for the enjoyable book, Morgan. Merry Christmas , all!

    December 11, 2013

  • Annie C.

    Energetic discussion; a lot of fun!

    December 10, 2013

  • Lindsay S.

    I am not feeling well, so staying in tonight. See you next month.

    December 10, 2013

  • Annie C.

    Ive just posted an off-topic (but not off color) entry in our discussions i have two available tix to the opening performance of the Nutcracker tomorrow night. First come first yours. Please CALL me in light of the shortness of time[masked]

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry to say, but the meeting in December will be my last book club meeting with you all. My girlfriends and I have decided to start a book club of our own, and unfortunately I don't have time for both. I've had so much fun with you all over this past year! I'll definitely miss our delightful discussions!

    November 25, 2013

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