Anton de Moresco’s whodunnit, set in the strange, cloistered environment of the University of Isleworth, will be a revelation to all those unfamiliar with Britain’s oldest university and the area of West London which houses its ancient campus.
After an American academic claims that the Isleworth Madonna is a fake, Gerrish Gray realises that his job as Professor of Cultural History is threatened. Then he finds a corpse in the Snakenborg Gallery.
What else can go wrong? Plenty, it turns out, as the Isleworth University Police, the so-called Bulls, blunder into the investigation.
Embellished with many scholarly footnotes, this book will perplex even the most sophisticated reader.
‘Perhaps Anton should stick to poetry’
‘A travesty of academic life with far too many footnotes’
Eusebius Homerton Behr
Anton de Moresco is (or claims to be) McGonagall Professor of Experimental Prosody at the University of Isleworth and is known for his slim volumes of poetry, including The Man in the Iron Lung and Pretty Ugly. He lives quietly in Richmond upon Thames with his long-suffering wife, Elizabeth.