"One of the better British police procedurals"
Detective Michael Thackery is in trouble with the
Bradfield brass since a female police officer died on his
last major case. The leadership claims negligence on his
part and failure to obey orders caused the death. He is up
for review in a short time but his superior, Detective
Superintendent Jack Longley sends Michael to a seminar at
St. Fridsuade's College to keep him out of the firing line.
The Master of the college, which happens to be
Michael's alma mater, wants his former pupil to investigate
the sudden disappearance of Professor Mark Harrison. The
professor vanished with his girlfriend, but left behind a
wife under psychiatric care, a son dead from a drug
overdose, and a bitter daughter. Much to Michael's
surprise, his investigation leads to scandals and crimes
that the college would prefer never see the light of day.
Patricia Hall's ongoing series starring Michael
Thackery and his girlfriend Laura Ackray continues to be
one of the better British police procedurals on the market
today. SKELETON AT THE FEAST is a complex, multi-layered
mystery that shows how ugly the academic world can turn.
The romance between Michael and Laurie is progressing and
fans of the series will take much pleasure in this novel
and want to read the next book in this delightful series
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 2, 2001