Steeped in prominence and tradition, Kingsford University offer academic excellence for those fortunate enough to be accepted into its hallowed halls. Unfortunately, one among them is a killer.
Art professor Hilda Robertson is stabbed to death in a locked carrel in the high-security university library. Detective Philip Constanza suspects that only someone in the tightly knit campus community could have plotted, schemed and ultimately committed the crime.
A retired professor of English is the next victim, a desperate act by an increasingly desperate killer, one that leads the Kingsford police to a murderer whose motive is most chillingly academic.