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I know - another book so not my usual reading fare, but I just felt like something a bit out of the ordinary to fill in a couple of days - so I picked up this very overdue for a read book from M.J. Trow.  In my defence the book includes a prominent cat.  That does not detect. Seems to spend a lot of its life being talked at, but it does not detect.  There are lines after all.

From the Blurb:

Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell is a very busy man:  as Head of Sixth Form at Leighford High he does his best to resist Ofsted imperatives and mark GCSE coursework on time, whilst trying to cram as much History as possible into the reluctant heads of Nine Eff Gee and their like.  And his home-life is no less demanding since baby Nolan claims a lot of attention, as does Nolan's rather surprising friend and protector, the black and white mouse-tormentor, Metternich the cat.

Opening Lines:

It wasn't often that a night was so perfect.  The water scarcely moved in the light breeze off the sea, bringing with it a promise of an early Spring.

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9780749080440
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13
BLURB

Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell is a very busy man; as Head of Sixth Form at Leighford High he does his best to resist Ofsted imperatives and mark GCSE coursework, whilst trying to cram as much History as possible into the reluctant heads of Nine Eff Gee and their like.

Despite this, Max still finds time for some amateur sleuthing, even though his policewoman 'Significant Other', DS Jacquie Carpenter, has decided that this time he's leaving any murder investigations to her. But how can he refuse when the terminally nervous school photographer asks for his help after accidentally photographing a murder on the beach?

Their discovery of a body buried in the sand dunes sets in motion a chain of events that only the redoubtable Mad Max can break, but one thing is certain; life in Leighford will never be the same again.

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Submitted by Karen on Wed, 28/07/2010 - 07:13 pm