London: Collins, (1977). Hardcover first edition - Detective novel featuring Inspector C. D. Sloan of the Calleshire County Constabulary and his assistant, D. C. William Crosby, set at the university where it is agreed that a planned student demonstration does not need a police presence - until one of the students is found dying in the quad. Aird's novels have been described as witty and literate, straddling the line between cozies and police procedurals. She received the Crime Writers' Association 'Golden Handcuffs' Award for lifetime achievement. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-002316161.