Death in a Tenured Position (Kate Fansler Novels)

Death in a Tenured Position (Kate Fansler Novels) - Amanda Cross [These notes were made in 1982:]. Yet another in the rash of academic - in fact "English department" - novels I've come across lately; they seem to be forming a whole genre on their own, as more and more writers attach themselves to universities for support (or is it as more and more university people discover they can write?) And like most, this one takes the form of a murder mystery, and like a good many, ends up proving not to be a murder at all. Cross has a feminist streak which I find rather pleasing, and is well-read in the American fashion, but she obviously has neither the depth of scholarship nor the depth of humanity of a Dorothy Leigh Sayers.