In the Shadow of King's

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Alistair Greenwood, Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge, is host at a luncheon-party. Among his guests is Gillian Adams, historian on a year's Sabbatical from the University of the Pacific Northwest, revisiting Cambridge for the first time since she took her doctorate fifteen years before. Twenty-four hours later Greenwood is dramatically dead and Gillian is doubly involved: as a witness, and as friend of Edward Gisborne, the Scotland Yard detective who finds himself seconded to the investigation of Greenwood's death.

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In the month or so since Teri began this thread, I've tried several authors new to me and recommended at various times on DorothyL. Far and away the best find was Nora Kelly's IN THE SHADOW OF KING'S, the first in a series featuring Gillian Adams, a Canadian history professor on sabbatical in England in this one. As she prepares to deliver a guest lecture at Cambridge, there's an absolutely wonderful description of her listeners:
""The audience shuffled towards the plastic chairs, the older members occupying the seats at the front. Rows of faces seamed with age, bodies bent and crabbed with disuse, bald heads, liver spots, and myopia confronted Gillian. Dressed like scarecrows, but clothed in wisdom, the venerable historians of Cambridge awaited her words.""
Unfortunately only #1 and #4 are currently in print, with #2 and #3 to be reissued over the next few months. As I prefer to read in order, guess I'll just have to wait.
-- Margaret Carroll

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Nora Kelly
Published by Fontana (1988)
ISBN 10: 0006176216 ISBN 13: 9780006176213
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Book Description Fontana, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006176216

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