The Headmaster's Wife

A Gregor Demarkian Novel

Gregor Demarkian Novels (Volume 20 of 29)

Jane Haddam

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Windsor Academy ranks as one of the best New England prep schools money can buy. From its Gothic arches to its ethnic diversity, it looks picture perfect...as long as nobody notices that the headmaster’s wife has a student lover and drugs are as available as candy. And when freshman Mark DeAvecca looks out a faux medieval window and sees a body across the campus, he wonders if he’s hallucinating—especially when no corpse is found. Since everyone thinks that Mark is a druggie, they all ignore him—until he returns to his dorm room to discover his roommate dead, hanged by the neck from the ceiling.

Desperate, Mark calls his mother’s friend Gregor Demarkian, former FBI agent and the one person Mark knows will listen. Demarkian is world-weary and ready to retire from his investigative career, yet he can’t turn down a plea from a scared kid. And it doesn’t take long before Gregor knows something is very wrong at Windsor Academy...something like manipulation, dirty tricks, and murder.

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Praise for The Headmaster's Wife

“Gregor, like the series itself, shows no signs of stopping.”—Booklist

“Sharp, intelligent, and inventive…the kind of mysteries a Dorothy L. Sayers or a Josephine Tey might have been proud to come up with in the genre’s so-called Golden Age…like a good cabinet maker, Haddam knows exactly how to cut and polish her material into art.”—Chicago Tribune

“Fans of Jane Haddam’s Gregor Demarkian mystery stories will be pleased that the celebrated FBI agent is back to crack another case…intelligently written and well-paced…Haddam handles multiple murders and complex story lines in a masterful way that makes this tale a worthwhile read.”—Indianapolis Star

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Jane Haddam

JANE HADDAM is the author of many previous novels, most featuring Gregor Demarkian, as well as numerous articles and stories published widely. Her novels have been finalists for both the Edgar and Anthony Awards. She lives with her family in Litchfield Country, Connecticut.

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The Headmaster's Wife
A Gregor Demarkian Novel
Jane Haddam

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St. Martin's Press
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February 2006
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ISBN: 9780312989118
ISBN10: 0312989113
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 480 pages
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April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429904957
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