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The headmaster's wife, by Jane Haddam

Label
The headmaster's wife
Title
The headmaster's wife
Statement of responsibility
by Jane Haddam
Title variation
headmasters wife
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mark DeAvecca is a brilliant fifteen-year-old in his first year at the exclusive private academy, Windsor School. 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-old history, Windsor is rife with tradition, nasty rumors, petty jealousies and long buried resentments. The most savage of those unpleasant undercurrents swirl 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. So 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, Mark calls retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to ask for help. Sensing the crisis in Mark's dulled voice, Demarkian arrives to find Mark in dire physical and mental state, 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, fantasy from reality, before another life is lost
Member of
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
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132976
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haddam, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A613
LC item number
H33 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Gregor Demarkian novel
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demarkian, Gregor (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Preparatory school students
  • Children of celebrities
  • Preparatory schools
  • Teenage boys
  • New England
Target audience
adult
Label
The headmaster's wife, by Jane Haddam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Minotaur edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780312313142
Lccn
2004057824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm56532654
  • LBr
Label
The headmaster's wife, by Jane Haddam
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Minotaur edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780312313142
Lccn
2004057824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm56532654
  • LBr

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