Released on 22 March 2018.

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A Trap for Fools

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Campus security found the body of Canfield Adams early on Sunday morning, seven stories below the open window of his office. To the police there is one easy assumption, but anyone who knew Canfield knows he would never have jumped.

University officials ask literature Professor and amateur sleuth Kate Fanslar to investigate the death of their precious professor, and she find a myriad of people, both on and off campus, who could have pushed him. However, Kate suspects the university has an ulterior motive . . .

. . . and she herself is not sure she wants to succeed, for the murderer may be someone she cares about, a student, a colleague, a friend?

Taking its name from a Rudyard Kipling poem and littered with his verses throughout, A Trap for Fools is a novel about overcoming adversity, one of Amanda Cross’s latest and best mysteries.

‘If by some cruel oversight you haven’t discovered Amanda Cross, you have an uncommon pleasure in store for you’ New York Times Book Review