By Gillian Roberts
Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the non-public university in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. doubtless the cash that looks to be lacking from cash accrued to assist sufferers of a catastrophic typhoon Down South will ensue. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda’s scholars have came across the thrills of playing is completely unfounded.
In any case, Amanda has different issues to consider. Her husband, inner most investigator C. ok. MacKenzie, is suffering to assist his Louisiana family members reconstruct their post-hurricane lives. Her pal Sasha’s stepmother has simply devoted suicide–although, based on Sasha, Phoebe Ennis could by no means have killed herself, in particular no longer whereas having a drink and donning a purple silk shirt and crimson sandals with four-inch heels.
Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly is of the same opinion to aid examine the woman’s loss of life, even though the proof for foul play is slender. precise, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn’t universally enjoyed. Phoebe’s personal son hated her and she or he bored her acquaintances to dying with tricks of her “royal” lineage. And with 4 marriages in the back of her, she was once already getting ready to announce her renewed availability on the internet. but if one other girl is located lifeless in Phoebe’s apartment, it turns into transparent that anything is certainly murderously amiss, and masses in the direction of domestic than Amanda or someone else can have imagined.
All’s good That Ends is the ultimate novel in Gillian Roberts’s acclaimed Amanda Pepper sequence. It’s additionally the simplest, irresistibly clever, and richly interesting. Amanda’s farewell experience brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of poser writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is nice and a ask yourself to behold.
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All those people. ” Margaret rolled her eyes for emphasis, to make sure I comprehended just how much cash our students wasted. She mutated from a mini-superwoman into an avenging angel. Or Madame Defarge, knitting while the cash-wasters were beheaded. “I am impressed with your calculations; and I trust them,” I said. ” I wanted coffee. The ninth grade class was bearing down on my room. Plus, why come to me with this set of woes? How did I keep getting myself entwined in things that had nothing to do with me—like Phoebe’s death?
Sorry. I’m not great at math, and the collections came in somewhat randomly, I think, so I’m always ready to believe I’ve made a mistake. But did we really collect nearly two thousand dollars? ” “It’s not that huge, Miss Pepper,” Eddie said. “If you do the math, it’s around four dollars a student in fourteen days. Two dollars a week. Less per capita if you include the teachers who donated. And the cafeteria workers. All those people. ” Margaret rolled her eyes for emphasis, to make sure I comprehended just how much cash our students wasted.
But I think you have to take it up with Miss…the secretary…” I had again forgotten the new secretary’s true name, because she’d only been in school for one week so far, and I had labeled her “Miss Odd” as a way to remember her actual name. Unfortunately, I forgot what the link was. Lately, the occupants of the main office’s desk had been arriving and departing too quickly for my wee brain. ” Margaret shrugged. “Mrs. ” Codd. “Like the fish, but with an extra ‘d’ so you know I’m not tonight’s dinner,” the sweet woman had said.
All's Well That Ends: An Amanda Pepper Mystery by Gillian Roberts