Professor Charles Haycock is dead from a hearty dose of his own heart medication. The mystery is not
why Haycock was murdered—very few could stomach the woman-hating prof—but
who did the deed.
Estelle "Woody" Woodhaven, a private investigator hired to find the killer, naturally enlists the help of that indefatigable amateur sleuth, Kate Fansler. Together, they start to pull at the loose ends of the very tangled Clifton College English Department. The list of suspects is longer than the freshman survey reading list. And as the women defuse the host of literary landmines set out for them, Woody suspects they're only scratching the surface of a very large and sinister plot. . . .
Amanda Cross is the pseudonymous author of the bestselling Kate Fansler mysteries, of which
Honest Doubt is the thirteenth. As Carolyn G. Heilbrun, she is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Columbia University. She has served as president of the Modern Language Association as well as vice president of the Authors Guild. Dr. Heilbrun is also the author of
Writing a Woman's Life,
Hamlet's Mother and Other Women,
The Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem, and, most recently, the
New York Times Notable Book
The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty.