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A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh is the second of her Imogen Quy rhymes with why mystery series Imogen is the nurse at Cambridge s imaginary St Agatha s College In this particular outing another student may be in danger and this time the student is one of Imogen s boarders and friend, Fran Buillon Fran, a graduate student in need of money, gratefully undertakes to complete a biography of a mathematician A seemingly simple task that was begun by three other biographers but never fi A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh is the second of her Imogen Quy rhymes with why mystery series Imogen is the nurse at Cambridge s imaginary St Agatha s College In this particular outing another student may be in danger and this time the student is one of Imogen s boarders and friend, Fran Buillon Fran, a graduate student in need of money, gratefully undertakes to complete a biography of a mathematician A seemingly simple task that was begun by three other biographers but never finished Curiosity drives Imogen to discover that all three of the previous scholars have disappeared or met untimely ends What is it about the obscure and fairly boring life of Gideon Summerfield now dead himself that could drive someone to murder During the course of her investigations, Imogen finds a trail of academic jealousy, competition, and cheating She is also involved in a quilt making project that ultimately helps her find some answers in Wales of all places.This is another solid British mystery from the pen of Paton Walsh The character of Imogen Quy is believable and interesting I enjoy her quiet compassion and inquisitiveness which lands her in the middle of her mysteries I also liked the way Paton Walsh was able to weave the quilt theme into her mystery It provides a very unique solution to the crimes As I mentioned before, I much prefer Paton Walsh s mysteries with her own characters to those she has done with Lord Peter Wimsey These are competent mysteries with engaging characters I thoroughly enjoy the academic setting and will continue to seek out the rest of the series So many good things here ideas about biography, politics at Cambridge colleges, women s history, mathematics and quilting, the settings in Cambridge and English countryside, clever plotting, reasonable length Too much coincidence to be believable and too many plot threads tied up with a bow at the end spoiled a promising beginning. I took this book to read while travelling and it held my interest The heroine, Imogen, is a younger version of Miss Marple Her interest in quilting helps her solve this mystery. Mystery and danger threaten Fran when she takes over the biography of mathematician Gideon Summerfield. I d only read a few pages of this before I had a strange sense of deja vu I certainly haven t read it before so all I can think is that I must have heard a radio play based on it Like the first Imogen Quy novel, The Wyndham Case, it s an entertaining murder mystery in the golden age mould Jill Paton Walsh has completed a number of Dorothy L Sayers novels so she is well versed in the genre A certain amount of suspension of disbelief is called for, but the central mystery concerning a math I d only read a few pages of this before I had a strange sense of deja vu I certainly haven t read it before so all I can think is that I must have heard a radio play based on it Like the first Imogen Quy novel, The Wyndham Case, it s an entertaining murder mystery in the golden age mould Jill Paton Walsh has completed a number of Dorothy L Sayers novels so she is well versed in the genre A certain amount of suspension of disbelief is called for, but the central mystery concerning a mathematical conundrum relating to Penrose patterns is a great hook on which to hang a story and Miss Quy is a thoroughly enjoyable and dependable companion with which to spend a few days solving an academic crime or two This story has an underlying theme of quilting, from the piece of the title, to the quilting group of Cambridge nurse Imogen Quy and her friends, to an old quilt discovered in a farmhouse in Wales The plot centers around Imogen s lodger Fran, who is in danger of losing her financial support until her professor asks her to ghost write a biography he will take the credit but she will get the money The subject of the biography is a famous mathematician, Gideon Summerfield, who is about to be This story has an underlying theme of quilting, from the piece of the title, to the quilting group of Cambridge nurse Imogen Quy and her friends, to an old quilt discovered in a farmhouse in Wales The plot centers around Imogen s lodger Fran, who is in danger of losing her financial support until her professor asks her to ghost write a biography he will take the credit but she will get the money The subject of the biography is a famous mathematician, Gideon Summerfield, who is about to be rewarded the Waymark Prize posthumously When the accumulated paperwork is delivered to Imogen s house, the box breaks and papers are scattered all over Imogen and Fran try to sort them out out, and in the process discover that the book has already had 2 or 3 previous biographers working on it, all of whom have quit or disappeared Imogen begins to fear for Fran s safety, and begins to investigate the previous biographers, much to the dismay of Summerfield s widow, who appeaers to be slightly crazy The plot was a little convoluted, but Imogene eventually figures out why the widow is so dead set on having only parts of his revealed and also what happened to the other biographers I had a little trouble keeping track of all the characters, but enjoyed the book nonetheless Intricate patternsThis is a fascinating story, in part about the relationship between quilting patterns and mathematics I don t want to give the plot awaysuffice it to say that the novel starts off with the heroine and two friends designing a quilt, and there are references to textile history, in particular the history of quilts and of the use of cotton Meanwhile someone is commissioned to write a biography of a mathematician, and the stories intertwinethere is a particularly poign Intricate patternsThis is a fascinating story, in part about the relationship between quilting patterns and mathematics I don t want to give the plot awaysuffice it to say that the novel starts off with the heroine and two friends designing a quilt, and there are references to textile history, in particular the history of quilts and of the use of cotton Meanwhile someone is commissioned to write a biography of a mathematician, and the stories intertwinethere is a particularly poignant reflection upon the fact that women s art is often not taken seriously as art because women work in textiles Lovely modern version of the Golden AgeThis is a nice, intellectualy grounded mystery in the mould of the now considered dull Golden Age of mystery writing The evil excepting its expression in multiple murders is selfish and bloodless, and the plot is narrow No exploding huts here The characters are classically English upper class, for those of us who like that sort of thing I do When you ve read most of the originals, Walsh makes a nice version of what you can no longer find Very clean Lovely modern version of the Golden AgeThis is a nice, intellectualy grounded mystery in the mould of the now considered dull Golden Age of mystery writing The evil excepting its expression in multiple murders is selfish and bloodless, and the plot is narrow No exploding huts here The characters are classically English upper class, for those of us who like that sort of thing I do When you ve read most of the originals, Walsh makes a nice version of what you can no longer find Very cleanly and elegantly written, with rather boring characters Not a flawvin my eyes {Ebook} Þ A Piece of Justice Ä The late, great mathematician Gideon Summerfield ought to be a safe subject for a biography, so why has it been so difficult to get the book written Imogen s lodger Fran is close to dicovering a secret about Summerfield She is in danger, and Fran must act before it is too late Imogen Quy, a nurse at a Cambridge college, gets involved with a mystery when her boarder and friend takes on the job of finishing a biography of a local mathematician But the last three people who have tried to complete it have all ended up badly dead, missing or exiled abroad and Imogen is soon hot on their trail The quilt details are entertaining, though PW seems to think that all quilts are made out of recycled fabric, which is not the case, and the quilt based solution to the mystery Imogen Quy, a nurse at a Cambridge college, gets involved with a mystery when her boarder and friend takes on the job of finishing a biography of a local mathematician But the last three people who have tried to complete it have all ended up badly dead, missing or exiled abroad and Imogen is soon hot on their trail The quilt details are entertaining, though PW seems to think that all quilts are made out of recycled fabric, which is not the case, and the quilt based solution to the mystery seems a bit of a stretch and is never really explained Entertaining