Academicomysteries

Academicomysteries include stories in which: the protagonists, antagonists or victims are academics or unversity students; or where a university setting is a key element in the plot.


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Buried for pleasure

Buried for pleasure

Crispin, Edmund
Penguin Books
1961
Gervase Fen finds himself in the middle of a poisoning case when he visits Sanford Angelorum when standing for Parliament.
£4.00
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Death in the quadrangle

Death in the quadrangle

Dillon, EilĂ­s
Faber and Faber
1956
A retired Professor encounters murder when he is invited back to give a series of lectures.
£20.00
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force of innocence

A force of innocence

Weatherhead, John
George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd
1966
Professor David Connell tries to clear the name of an ex-university friend who has been found guilty of murder.
£6.00
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Wyndham case: an Imogen Quy mystery

The Wyndham case: an Imogen Quy mystery

Walsh, Jill Paton
Hodder & Stoughton
1993
An undergraduate meets his death when robbing from a case of books in St Agatha's College. The first book in the Imogen Quy series.
£9.00
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bad quarto: an Imogen Quy mystery

The bad quarto: an Imogen Quy mystery

Walsh, Jill Paton
Hodder & Stoughton
2007
The death of night-climber, a chaotic production of Hamlet, and the disappearance of a student form part of complex mystery. The fourth book in the Imogen Quy series.
£7.00
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piece of justice: the second Imogen Quy mystery

A piece of justice: the second Imogen Quy mystery

Walsh, Jill Paton
Hodder & Stoughton
1995
A biography of a great mathematician leads the author into unexpected danger. The second book in the Imogen Quy series.
£7.00
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Be still, my love

Be still, my love

Truesdell, June
T. V. Boardman & Company Limited
[1950]
A professor of criminal psychology is suspected of murdering her boyfriend.
£6.00
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Rosemary for remembrance

Rosemary for remembrance

Thomson, June
Constable
1988
A man is murdered in the grounds of Morton Grange Girls' school, a sprig of rosemary clenched in his right hand. The fourteenth book in the Inspector Finch series.
£5.00
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cup of death: a Dade Cooley mystery

A cup of death: a Dade Cooley mystery

Thompson, Gene
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1988
A professor of classics, who was involved with a project concerning Schliemann's discovery of Troy, is murdered. The third book in the Dade Cooley series.
£5.00
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Landscape with dead dons

Landscape with dead dons

Robinson, Robert
Penguin Books
1963
The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford is found dead on the chapel roof.
£3.00
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poison tree

The poison tree

Strong, Tony
Doubleday
1997
Terry Williams returns to Oxford to complete a doctorate in detective fiction only to find that fact is far more frightening than fiction.
£4.00
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masculine ending

A masculine ending

Smith, Joan
Faber and Faber
1987
A university lecturer finds a tangle of blood-soaked sheets in a flat she has borrowed while at a conference in Paris.
£4.00
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deadly brew

A deadly brew

Gregory, Susan
Little, Brown and Company
1998
Three members of Cambridge University die from poisoned wine.
£10.00
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Thy brother death

Thy brother death

Ferrars, Elizabeth
Collins [for] The Crime Club
1993
A Professor receives a letter intended for his brother; the authoress is promptly murdered.
£6.00
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Only darkness

Only darkness

Reah, Danuta
HarperCollinsPublishers
1999
A brutal killer, dubbed the Strangler, dumps the bodies of his victims on railway tracks.
£8.00
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Caravaggio books

The Caravaggio books

Peterson, Bernard
Crime Club
1992
A murder is committed in the depths of a University library, where access is restricted to holders of University ID cards.
£4.00
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white shroud

The white shroud

Nicholas, Robert
Published for the Crime Club by Collins
1961
A chemistry lecturer is found lying across his desk with his head smashed in at the University of Granstone.
£16.00
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enigma variations

The enigma variations

Murphy, Brian
Blond & Briggs
1981
An accusation of rape in an American college leads to murder.
£5.00
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Murder of a professor

Murder of a professor

Miller, John
Robert Hale Limited
[1937]
A university scientist is found dead after offering to test some blood samples.
£40.00
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Bull-dog Drummond's third round

Bull-dog Drummond's third round

McNeile, H. C.
George H. Doran Company
1924
A Professor develops a method for producing cheap diamonds, which is not to the liking of the Metropolitan Diamond Syndicate. The third book in the Bulldog Drummond series.
£30.00
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Nicholas feast

The Nicholas feast

McIntosh, Pat
Constable
2005
An actor is found dead in a Glasgow University coalhouse. The second book in the Gil Cunningham series.
£8.00
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nominative case

The nominative case

Mackin, Edward
Macmillan
1990
A lecturer is found dead after failing a student, who demanded that his grade is changed.
£6.00
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After the stranger came

After the stranger came

Lindsay, Frederic
Andre Deutsch
1992
A tale of criminal hypnosis.
£8.00
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house of dust

The house of dust

Johnston, Paul
Hodder & Stoughton
2001
The university-state of Oxford is brought in to advise on the mounting crime-wave in Edinburgh.
£6.00
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Le mystere de la grande pyramide: le papyrus de Manethon

Le mystere de la grande pyramide: le papyrus de Manethon

Jacobs, E. P.
Blake et Mortimer
1996
Professor Mortimer travels to Egypt to investigate an alleged secret chamber in the great pyramid.
£8.00
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masterly murder

A masterly murder

Gregory, Susan
Little, Brown and Company
2000
The new, and ruthless, Master of Michaelhouse is discovered dead.
£6.00
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deadly brew

A deadly brew

Gregory, Susan
Little, Brown and Company
1998
Three members of Cambridge University die from poisoned wine.
£12.00
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death of a Joyce scholar : a Peter McGarr mystery

The death of a Joyce scholar : a Peter McGarr mystery

Gill, Bartholomew
Macmillan
1989
An eminent scholar is murdered, but what has happened to his hat? The eighth book in the Peter McGarr series.
£8.00
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man of death

The man of death

Gask, Arthur
Herbert Jenkins Limited
[1946]
A retired professor becomes aware that his house is being watched.
£40.00
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Oxford blood

Oxford blood

Fraser, Antonia
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1985
Jemima Shore investigates a mystery surrounding an aristocratic heir. The fifth book in the Jemima Shore series.
£5.00
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Thy brother death

Thy brother death

Ferrars, Elizabeth
Collins [for] The Crime Club
1993
A Professor receives a letter intended for his brother, and the authoress is promptly murdered.
£6.00
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murder too many

A murder too many

Ferrars, Elizabeth
Collins [for] The Crime Club
1988
A retired Professor of Botany is asked for advice concerning a convicted murderer.
£6.00
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Murdering Americans

Murdering Americans

Edwards, Ruth Dudley
Poisoned Pen Press
2007
An English academic finds middle America difficult to deal with, not least because she thinks the Provost of her host university has been murdered. The eleventh book in the Robert Amiss series.
£6.00
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long way to Shiloh

A long way to Shiloh

Davidson, Lionel
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1966
A Professor of archaeology is kidnapped when he is near to deciphering an ancient scroll.
£8.00
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Dying by degrees

Dying by degrees

Cutler, Judith
Headline
1999
A university's records have been hacked into and two Malay girls are murdered. The seventh book in the Sophie Rivers series.
£7.00
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Death takes the last train

Death takes the last train

Bernard, Robert
Constable
1967
An American professor is suspected of a murder he has reported, but did not commit.
£5.00
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