I enjoyed the book as I have others by this author. Her syle of writing is most unusual. This book was far different from the others I have read, but enjoyable. The ending was a surprise, but touching. It seems that so many of the books currently on the market are filled with an overabundance of violence. Josophine Tey manages to tell a wonderful story without the necessity of page after page of sex & violence. I'm not opposed to a reasonable amount (here and there or a hint) but how clever to be able to move through the plot without it.
Miss Pym is a guest lecturer on psychology at a peaceful campus. She doesn't suspect that evil lives behind one of those pretty, healthy faces; the girls were all so "normal", then came the accident, unexpected and fatal. Miss Pym puts all her pychological theories into practice to prove the death was murder.
Tey was one of the great writers of the classic mystery period. This book written in 1942 and still a great read.
I discovered Josephine Tey's novels after seeing several on a "100 Greatest Mystery Novels" list. While this isn't my favorite work of hers -- that would have to be "The Franchise Affair," with "Brat Farrar" running a close second, this has the most shocking and unexpected ending of any of her novels, and she's the master of the surprise ending. It starts a bit slow, but stick with it. It's an excellent novel
Tey is a master of ambiguous results