An intelligent read with believable characters, and a good story line. From the book cover: "Sarah Deane, English Fellow with an honorary degree in sleuthing, finds that someone's organized an advanced course in murder on the campus of Maine's Bowmouth College. The first lesson comes when a woman student is found frozen into a prize-winning snow sculpture during Carnival weekend. The second is served up with a cozy cup of poisoned cocoa. And when the clues point straight to an English department already rife with rivalries, Sarah realizes that a little learning can be a very dangerous thing."