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A Bitter Remedy - The Oxford Mysteries (Paperback)Alis Hawkins (author)
A brilliant Welsh scholar investigates the strange demise of a student at nineteenth-century Oxford University in the opening instalment of a gripping historical crime series.
Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for September 2023
Amongst the scholars, secrets and soporifics of Victorian Oxford, the truth can be a bitter pill to swallow.
Jesus College, Oxford, 1881. An undergraduate is found dead at his lodgings and the medical examination reveals some shocking findings. When the young man's guardian blames the college for his death and threatens a scandal, Basil Rice, a Jesus College fellow with a secret to hide, is forced to act and finds himself drawn into Sidney Parker's sad life.
The mystery soon attracts the attention of Rhiannon 'Non' Vaughan, a young Welsh polymath and one of the young women newly admitted to university lectures. But when neither the college principal nor the powerful ladies behind Oxford's new female halls will allow her to become involved, Non's fierce intelligence and determination to prove herself drive her on.
Both misfits at the university, Non and Basil form an unlikely partnership, and it soon falls to them to investigate the mysterious circumstances of Parker's death. But between corporate malfeasance and snake-oil salesmen, they soon find the dreaming spires of Oxford are not quite what they seem.
An intriguing first installment of The Oxford Mysteries series by master crime writer, Alis Hawkins. Perfect for fans of Laura Shepherd-Robinson, S.G. MacLean and Kaite Welsh.
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
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