College Crime Series
Crime fiction titles set in a University or academic environment.
The Cambridge Murders - Adam Broome
“ he’s tight”
The two undergraduates had been up to London
without the formality of getting “exeats” from their
tutor. They were returning to their rooms in Silver
Street by way of Trumpington Street and in passing
down Brookside kept as far as possible in the shade of
the tree opposite the Leys School, so as the more easily
to avoid the possible attention of the proctors on their
final rounds of the town.
“Tight or not, we can’t leave him there to drown” ’
The Oxford Murders - Adam Broome
Anything at all unusual came as a relief to Police
Constable Merrilees on his dreary beat.’
He flashed his lantern back down the areas of the
surrounding houses, and completed the turn off into
Little Clarendon Street to complete his patrol. But it
was not yet time for him to report back at the Police
Station. He determined to have one more look -at close
quarters- at the object which had arrested his attention
Welcome Death - Glyn Daniel
Glyn Daniel was born in 1914 and studied at Cardiff University and at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a First Class Honours degree with Distinction. He was a Fellow of St John’s and Lecturer in Archaeology in the University from 1948, after holding many other lectureships in archaeology. He was Director of the Cambridge Arts Theatre. In 1941 he was made an F.S.A.. His publications include The Three Ages, A Hundred Years of Archaeology, The Prehistoric Chamber Tombs of England and Wales, The Prehistoric Chamber Tombs of France, The Megalith Builders of Western Europe, and a number of articles in archaeological journals. He also wrote two detective novels. His other recreations were travel, swimming, food, and wine.
He died in 1986.
The Case of the Philosophers Ring - Randall Collins
We did not find quite the peaceful college-town
atmosphere at Cambridge we had expected. Along the
street from the Station the shops were closed and
shuttered, although here and there someone peeked
furtively from behind a curtain. The streets themselves
were deserted, and pieces of litter were strewn
everywhere. There were shouts and trampling noises in
the distance, in the direction of the colleges.
“What can it mean, Holmes?” I exclaimed. “Has the
town been invaded by some wild beast?”