DEATH IS MY BRIDEGROOM .
Edition: First printing.
London: Collins Crime Club, (1969) dj. A classic traditional mystery set at a "provincial university, not far from the coast, which has a Classics Department, a Biology Department and a Medical Faculty. The murder victim is a student, 'drifting precariously towards a degree in Biology.' Her father is a rich benefactor of the University which is hoping for even more generosity in the future. The plot revolves around student unrest, thwarted academic ambition and involves subverting the UCCA admissions process." A book very much of its time, by an author who deserves to be better known. Devine worked for St Andrews University from 1946 to his death in 1980, so he knows that world well. 224 pp.
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, short closed tear to dj)