Murder Most Academic: Mysteries Set in Oxford, Cambridge & New York
by Sharon Tucker
Check out the bounty of plots, characters and motives university life offers a writer of mysteries. Its heightened atmosphere is a microcosm peopled with heroes, forces of nature, demons, supplicants willing and unwilling, sorcerers and bean counters. It is an elite country which lauds, yet persecutes its citizens. To the initiated, the period of initiation never seems to end, evidenced by the necessity of publishing and taking on the administrative duty of turf protection.