(From the publisher):
For the nouveau riche of London society, the Sudbury School is where young boys are sent to become proper gentlemen. It is also where Captain Lacey has accepted a position as secretary to Headmaster Everard Rutledge. Though Rutledge proves to be an officious, bullying martinet, Lacey endures the man's histrionics to keep his post - and to find the person behind a series of malicious pranks that have recently plagued Sudbury.
But the mischief takes a deadly turn when a stable groom is found floating in a nearby canal. Rutledge brashly declares that the culprit is a lowly hired hand - who just happens to be adored by his own daughter. But Lacey knows there's more going on at Sudbury than meets the eye, and that he alone can teach a murderer a lesson...
Original title: The Sudbury School Murders
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical