The Question of Max

Amanda Cross

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22 March 2018
174 pages

Amanda Cross probes into the shadowy past of Cecily Hutchings and her Bloomsbury-like literary circle in The Question of Max, a gripping whodunit from start to end.

Once again, Kate Fansler tries to take a break from her full time career as a literature professor and amateur sleuth. She finds refuge in a rural retreat – the last place she thought her friend Max would come to visit.

When he asks to be driven to the home of a recently deceased family friend Kate can't resist the opportunity to learn more about of one of her literary heroes, Cecily Hutchins. But what starts as a light-hearted trip to the coast of Maine, ends with Kate discovering a body on the rocky shore. A body of one of her students.

Kate takes it upon herself to find out what really happened. Can her own presence at the scene just be a coincidence? And how much can she really trust Max?

Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this gripping murder mystery series, continuing with No Word From Winifred and A Trap for Fools.

No one has a sharper eye than Amanda Cross

Washington Post Book World

Fascinating complexities . . . humor along the way, and an unexpected shocker of a climax . . . a literate joy

San Francisco Examiner

Amanda Cross mysteries are the kind one can recommend wholeheartedly, not only to fans of the genre but to people who never usually read mysteries at all

Publishers Weekly