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The headmaster's wife, by Jane Haddam

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The headmaster's wife
Title
The headmaster's wife
Statement of responsibility
by Jane Haddam
Title variation
headmasters wife
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Mark Deavecca is a brilliant fifteen-year-old in his first year at the exclusive private academy Windsor Academy. Mark, the son of noted commentator Liz Tolliver, grew up in very different circumstances and could not fit in less well. With its hundred-year history, Windsor is rife with tradition, nasty rumors, petty jealousies, and long-buried resentments. The most savage of those unpleasant undercurrents swirls around the headmaster's wife - currently rumored, with good reason, to be having an affair with Mark's roommate, a street-tough scholarship student. Mark, however, has his own problems - he feels himself slowly losing his grip on reality, and the staff widely believes him to be just another prep-school burnout headed for an unpleasant end. When Mark returns from a late-winter ramble about the campus to find his roommate dead, hanging from the ceiling of their room, he's reached the end of his own metaphorical rope."
  • "Even though he's no longer sure about the line between fantasy and reality, Mark is fairly certain that something is going on at the school and there's more to the death than the official declaration of suicide. With nowhere else to turn, he calls retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian for help. Sensing the crisis in Mark's dulled voice, Demarkian arrives to find Mark in dire physical and mental straits, and a school only too eager to sweep his roommate's death under the rug. In what quickly becomes one of the most complex and challenging cases in his career, Demarkian must untangle truth from fiction and reality from fantasy before another life is lost."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
When a teenage student is found hanging in his room after rumors circulate about his illicit affair with the headmaster's wife, retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian is called in on behalf of the boy's roommate to investigate the death
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132976
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Gregor Demarkian mysteries.
Series volume
0020
Target audience
adult
Label
The headmaster's wife, by Jane Haddam
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Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
450 p.
Isbn
9780312989118
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780312989118
Label
The headmaster's wife, by Jane Haddam
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
450 p.
Isbn
9780312989118
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780312989118

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