Adam and Evil

Adam and Evil

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Random House, Inc.
In Gillian Roberts's captivating novels of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, with its narrow streets and venerable architecture, can suddenly shiver in the icy winds of menace. Then it becomes a startlingly deceptive place, where evildoers masquerade as Old Philadelphians and law-abiding folk stand accused of unspeakable crimes.

Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper isn't sure what category her bright senior student Adam Evans falls into, but she fears for him. Increasingly erratic, unkempt, and isolated, Adam is an accident waiting to happen. So when a young woman is murdered at the landmark Free Library while Amanda and her class are touring the premises, Adam—now mysteriously missing—becomes the prime suspect.

But unlike the police—including her detective boyfriend—Amanda is dead certain that Adam is both innocent and in terrible danger. And he's not alone. For the more Amanda sifts through the layers of the victim's life, the closer she comes to losing her own.

Stylish, literate, darkly humorous, with a matchless feeling for characters and locale, the novels of Gillian Roberts always deliver the goods. Her sparkling ninth Amanda Pepper mystery proves yet again that she is indeed "the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers . . . giving more wit per page than most writers give per book."*

*Nancy Pickard

Baker & Taylor
Schoolteacher and sleuth Amanda Pepper leads her class to Philadelphia's public library, where she investigates the murder of a lovely young librarian

Blackwell North Amer
Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper isn't sure what category her bright senior student Adam Evans falls into, but she fears for him. Increasingly erratic, unkempt, and isolated, Adam is an accident waiting to happen. So when a young woman is murdered at the landmark Free Library while Amanda and her class are touring the premises, Adam - now mysteriously missing - becomes the prime suspect.
But unlike the police - including her detective boyfriend - Amanda is dead certain that Adam is both innocent and in terrible danger. And he's not alone. For the more Amanda sifts through the layers of the victim's life, the closer she comes to losing her own.

Baker
& Taylor

The critically acclaimed series featuring schoolteacher and sleuth Amanda Pepper reaches its eighth installment as Pepper leads her class to Philadelphia's public library, where she investigates the murder of a lovely young librarian.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
Series:
ISBN: 9780345429346
0345429346
Branch Call Number: F ROB
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 22 cm

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