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y separately published work icon Lessons in Murder single work   novel   detective   mystery  
Is part of Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mysteries Claire McNab , 1988 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Lessons in Murder
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'On a hot summer day at Bellwhether High School in Sydney, Australia, teacher Bill Pagett lies murdered, the hole in his head accomplished with neat efficiency by a Black & Decker drill.

Detective Inspector Carol Ashton investigates, bringing with her a formidable reputation for competence. She soon uncovers tangled relationships and motives for murder among the six teaching staff, along with a maze of malicious anonymous letters and threatening phone calls. And then there is yet another corpse.

Carol's investigation is further complicated by the flashfire attraction between herself and prime suspect Sybil Quade. Carol fights her desire, knowing its potential to compromise her investigation. Nor does Sybil welcome an "unnatural" obsession with the alluring woman who is inexorably gathering the evidence to convict her of multiple murder.'

Source: back cover (Naiad, 1988)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Tallahassee, Florida,
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      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Naiad Press ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 0941483142
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1990 .
      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 1872642012 (pbk.); 0044421990
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Silver Moon ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 216p.
      ISBN: 1872642012 (pbk.)
    • Tallahassee, Florida,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Bella Books ,
      2004 .
      image of person or book cover 8134734495536537317.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 203p.
      Reprinted: 2011
      ISBN: 9781931513654 (pbk.); 1931513651 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Unterricht in Mord
Language: German
    • Goettingen,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Daphne ,
      1989 .
      Extent: 216p.
      ISBN: 3891370067; 9783891370063

Other Formats

  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

Having Sex With the Suspects Dennis Altman , single work review
— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab , 1988 single work novel
Killing Women Claire McNab , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 63-71)
Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction : Introduction Delys Bird , Brenda Walker , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 1-60)
Staged Crime Graham Jones , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 124 1990; (p. 45)

— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab , 1988 single work novel
A Feminist's Lesson in Crime-Writing Jeff Popple , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1990; (p. 18)

— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab , 1988 single work novel
The Great Aussie Sleuth is a Female Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 June 1990; (p. 16)

— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab , 1988 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 1989 single work novel
A Feminist's Lesson in Crime-Writing Jeff Popple , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1990; (p. 18)

— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab , 1988 single work novel
Staged Crime Graham Jones , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 124 1990; (p. 45)

— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab , 1988 single work novel
Having Sex With the Suspects Dennis Altman , single work review
— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab , 1988 single work novel
Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction : Introduction Delys Bird , Brenda Walker , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 1-60)
Killing Women Claire McNab , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 63-71)
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