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School for Murder

School for Murder Hilariously satirizing Britain s education system a mystery at the Burleigh School involves the inept leadership of its headmaster Edward Crumwallis and the evil pupil he chooses as his next head b

  • Title: School for Murder
  • Author: Robert Barnard
  • ISBN: 9780881503203
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hilariously satirizing Britain s education system, a mystery at the Burleigh School involves the inept leadership of its headmaster, Edward Crumwallis, and the evil pupil he chooses as his next head boy sneaky sycophant Hillary Frome.

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    1. The Burleigh School is cursed with a headmaster who is nothing but Manner and imperceptiveness. It is further cursed with the son of a local doctor, whose charisma conceals a singleminded search for egotistic gratification. The rest of the staff are the usual mixed bag, though the emphasis in the text is on how terrible Burleigh school is.Only one other student gets any real attention, because his medicine is poisoned. Why would someone want to poison such a nice little boy, when the eminently m [...]

    2. One of the best books in Barnard's list, this is a satiric send-up of British education, particularly in the marginal privately-owned schools. Certainly no Dotheboys Hall, but not where you'd want to put little Algernon, either. A good mystery although the perpetrator was easily picked out. I enjoy mysteries with school settings (must be all those Dana Girl stories from my youth) and especially like those books which skewer the education system. As a former teacher, I find it highly amusing. Oh, [...]

    3. Robert Barnard writes books that are very readable. I get into the story quickly and I enjoy staying there until it is over. There were quite a few characters inhabiting this school for boys when you count the teachers and many of the students but once I got them straight it didn't seem like that many.Barnard does poke fun at the English educational system and a bit at all education. There is an quiet but serious undertone that brings depth to the story. I recommend it.

    4. Liked this a lot, especially as it's a break from the grim sort of mysteries I usually like. He dealt with a large cast of characters, staff, police, and the boys, so deftly I came to admire what a good writer he is. Each of them was distinct, which is quite a trick. But then I like sly academic settings.

    5. This book manages to be creepy, funny and downright odd all at the same point in time. The only complaint I have is that the 'mystery' itself is rather predictable, though that still dosen't make it any less enjoyable.

    6. It was obvious who the killer was fairly early on, and I am usually surprised by these things. But it was a fun read!

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