Eccentric, to be sure. But absentminded? Precisely five weeks ago, Professor Basil Killingsley had pursued a rare edition of Ranulf Higden's Polychronicon at the Smedley Library. Now it's missing...from the shelves, the records, and from everyone's memory.
Then the murders begin... Who is responsible...and who is next? The nervous curator of rare books? The buxom and bejeweled assistant director? The friendly 'big bucks for big books' Texas benefactor? The prim and bespectacled librarian?
As Professor Killingsley is about to discover, murder is an open book.