Its another outing for Amicus Curiae, QC (Questing Cat) and his human, Justice Theodore Elisha (Ted) Mariner. Set in a law school, we meet Prefessor Mack Kerskowitz, a philandering bully of a teacher who is universally despised by his students to the point where there's graffiti half-jokingly calling for his death. If this were an episode of "Murder, She Wrote" we'd all be thinking to ourselves "we have our victim for tonight" as we have all done whenever that show introduces a despicable character. But there's a twist to that overused device. A student is found murdered in the professor's flat. Did the killer miss his intended victim, or was the student killed on purpose?
As with the previous two mysteries in this series, the grim reality of the murder is offset by the lighthearted internal musings of the remarkable cat Amicus that accompanies Ted Mariner through the investigation. Its an easily digestible little mystery that will keep you guessing to the end.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our November, 2007 issue.
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