Leys Physical Training College was famous for its excellent discipline and Miss. Lucy Pym was pleased and flattered to be invited to give a ...Show synopsisLeys Physical Training College was famous for its excellent discipline and Miss. Lucy Pym was pleased and flattered to be invited to give a psychology lecture there. But she had to admit that the health and vibrant beauty of the students made her feel just a little inadequate. Then there was a nasty accident - and suddenly Miss. Pym was forced to apply her agile intellect to the unpleasant fact that among all those impressively healthy bodies someone had a very sick mind...Hide synopsis
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Josephine Tey wrote so few books that each has received an unusual scrutiny, and one that I wish each Great Mystery Writer had also received. This was the first Tey I ever read, and honestly, it scared the pants off me. Not the murder - my palate is jaded by now, after so many Christies and Marshes and Jameses. No - it was the way an observer - the title character - thought she knew what had happened. I don't wish to ruin the story for you, so I shan't fill in any details, but suffice it to say that appearances are ALWAYS deceiving, and after you have acted on a false assumption, suddenly the repercussions are about you as much as about those about the objects of your assumptions.
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