One weekend in November, two students at the University of East Lancashire are at a loose end.
After having one drink too many, the idea of committing the Perfect Crime comes up in casual conversation.
But the idea is already fully-formed in the mind of one of them, Paul Barnes.
‘Claptrap’ Carter, the director of the university, is a pompous fool.
Who better to be the victim of a crime that can never be unravelled?
But as Paul and his friend Gary stage a break-in into Claptrap’s mansion, they don’t realise that his dead body is already waiting for them.
Detective Inspector Percy Peach takes the lead on the investigation but with an endless list of suspects, can he find the murderer amongst them?
There’s Carter’s soon to be ex-wife, his envious colleague and gorgeous mistress in contention, as well as the ringleaders of the campus drug scene…
With suspects holding on to secrets and alibis falling through, Peach needs to dig through the lies and suspicions to find the real culprit.
‘A Little Learning’ is an expertly plotted crime thriller from a master story-teller.
Praise for J. M. Gregson:
“Peach is as distinctive as Inspector Morse” Booklist.
“A clever mystery” Kirkus.
“Compelling characters” Booklist.
“Stylishly written and suspenseful” Booklist.
James Michael Gregson taught for twenty-seven years in schools, colleges and universities before concentrating on full-time writing. He has written books on subjects as diverse as golf and Shakespeare. His other crime novels include ‘Making a Killing’, ‘Stranglehold’ and ‘Body Politic’.
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