A Trap for Fools

Amanda Cross

22 March 2018
150 pages


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

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 Fansler 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?

‘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

Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this gripping murder mystery series, continuing with The Players Come Again.

If by some cruel oversight you haven't discovered Amanda Cross, you have an uncommon pleasure in store for you
No one has a sharper eye than Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross writes wonderfully witty mysteries full of well-developed characters and insight on modern foibles