- ISBN: 9781982643317 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 1982643315 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1:hr., 6: min.)) : digital.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2019.
- Distributor: Made available through hoopla
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Read by Greg Patmore.
A gripping novella from the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Banks Mysteries and a master of the art. Retired Cambridge professor Donald Aitcheson loves scouring antiquarian bookshops for secondhand treasures-as much as he loathes the scribbled marginalia from their previous owners. But when he comes upon an inscription in a volume of Robert Browning's poetry, he's less irritated than disturbed. This wasn't a gift to an unwitting woman. It was a threat-insidious, suggestively sick, and terribly intriguing. Now Aitcheson's imagination is running wild. Was it a sordid teacher-pupil affair that ended in betrayal? A scorned lover's first salvo in a campaign of terror? The taunt of an obsessive psychopath? Then again, it could be nothing more than a tasteless joke between friends. As his curiosity gets the better of him, Aitcheson can't resist playing detective. But when his investigation leads to a remote girls' boarding school in the Lincolnshire flatlands, and into the confidence of its headmistress, he soon discovers the consequences of reading between the lines.
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