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School for Murder Paperback – October 1, 1994

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Veteran mystery writer's Robert Barnard's School for Murder is a no-holds-barred satire of Britain's school tradition and perhaps his most hilarious mystery to date. However, as he never loses sight of those who genuinely care for the products of this educational system, he imparts the extra dimension that has become characteristic of his best works. A lively and very entertaining read! -- Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 201 pages
  • Publisher: Foul Play Press (October 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881503207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881503203
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,747,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By P. Schumacher on September 24, 2003
Format: Paperback
Robert Barnard is that rarity: one who writes mystery novels that may be better as novels than as mysteries.
This is an example of his early style: elegant, witty, epigrammatic, but extremely insightful.
I taught in a private school very much like the one described in this book, and Barnard's picture is dazzling in its accuracy and devastating in its satire. His command of personalities and politics and teacher/student relations is perfect.
Recommended for any lover of good writing, bad schools, and great mysteries.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G.M. Malliet on December 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
It is difficult to choose among Barnard's books (they are all extremely well-written, literate entertainment), but this is one of the funniest. His gift for deft characterization is on full display here.
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Robert Barnard is my favorite author, His books are the best and School for Murder
is one of his best. Sandra
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