Beth Austin rides again! When her mother tells all about her somewhat lurid past in a love story that ended in a tragic death -- and murder, at that -- Beth Austin is all ears. Beth is a professor at the same college where her mother's murky past began, and now is determined to solve the age-old crime. Gradually, Beth detects a pattern to other killings surrounding her mother's old college friends, and the key may just be held by any number of Charles Dickens novels.
[A] smartly plotted whodunit. . . .a lively and affectionate picture of dorm life in an earlier but hardly innocent generation. The New York Times Book Review