Book List:18 titles
  • Rich and witty, the literary whodunits by Amanda Cross are a delight for readers who like their mysteries smart and suspenseful. Now comes the highly anticipated sequel to her Kate Fansler novel, Honest Doubt, which the Providence Journal called “o...


  • Professor Charles Haycock is dead from a hearty dose of his own heart medication. The mystery is not why Haycock was murdered--very few could stomach the woman-hating prof--but who did the deed. Estelle "Woody" Woodhaven, a private investigator hired...


  • Kate Fansler's husband, Reed, has been kidnapped--and will be killed unless Kate obeys the carefully delineated directives of a ransom note. Tormented by her own puzzled heart, Kate seeks solace and wise counsel from friends both old and new. But who...


  • "For more than twenty-five years Amanda Cross has been blazing a trail for the rest of us to follow", declares Sara Paretsky. The New York Times Book Review adds that if by some cruel oversight you havent discovered Amanda Cross, you have an uncommon...


  • in Women On the Case

    Crime and detection are women's work for twenty-six great writers in this second brilliant collection of mystery fiction edited by Sara Paretsky. From wicked irony and white-collar crime in Amanda Cross's "The Baroness," to the chilling "Only a Woman...


  • While guest-teaching a semester at Schuyler Law School, Kate Fansler gets to know an extraordinary secretary named Harriet, who patterns her life after John le Carre's character George Smiley. Harriet reveals that Schuyler has some serious skeletons ...


  • A scarcely believable rumor climbing the literary grapevine hints that Emmanuel Foxx's great modernist novel, Ariadne, whose theme is a woman's emotional life, may actually have been written by his wife, Gabrielle. When a New York publishing house in...


  • When the body of Canfield Adams, a professor of Middle Eastern culture, is found on the pavement seven stories below his open office window, the police see no evidence of foul play. But university officials know that Adams was not one to have jumped ...


  • in Murder Most Cozy

    A collection of mystery stories culled from the pages of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine features stories by Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Michael Innes, and others....






  • At a stuffy law firm party given by her stuffy brother, Professor Kate Fansler hears of an intriguing mystery. It seems that a woman named Winifred is missing. The honorary niece of the renowned British novelist Charlotte Stanton, Winifred had bee...


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    A renowned historian and successful novelist, the eccentric Patrice Umphelby was an object both of great admiration and utter disdain--until her death by drowning in the campus lake. The verdict is suicide. Growing suspicious, the college presiden...


  • "If by some cruel oversight you haven't discovered Amanda Cross, you have an uncommon pleasure in store for you." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWKate Fansler is vacationing in the sweet and harmless Berkshires, sorting through the letters of Henry Jam...


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    It's only because Janet Mandelbaum is no feminist that the stuffy old boys of Harvard agree to make her the first woman professor in the English department. But they're not happy about it. At a sedate and proper afternoon tea, someone slips a m...


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    When Max--well-bred, utterly snobbish Max asks Kate Fansler to accompany him (to drive him, yet) to the rocky coast of Maine, where the famous author Cecily Hutchins lived until her recent death, Kc: reluctantly agrees. Max is literary executor and w...


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    Beautiful and brilliant Kate Fansler has returned to the Theban--her alma mater and New York's most exclusive girls' school -- to teach a seminar on Antigone. The bold and defiant words of Antigone have a surprising relevance for these sophisticated ...


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    Kate Fansler is a willowy beauty who teaches Victorian literature and has a passion for the poems of W. H. Auden--poems that take on new meaning when death brings mystery to a great New York university. Reed Amhearst, of the D.A:s office, is her fian...


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    "If by some cruel oversight you haven't discovered Amanda Cross, you have an uncommon pleasure in store for you." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWKate Fansler is vacationing in the sweet and harmless Berkshires, sorting through the letters of Henry Jam...


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    When beautiful Janet Harrison asks English professor Kate Fansler to recommend a Manhattan psychoanalyst, Kate immediately sends the girl to her dear friend and former lover, Dr. Emanuel Bauer. Seven weeks later, the girl is stabbed to death on Emanu...