These days Ginger Struve Barnes, who's been known to solve a crime or two on Philadelphia's affluent Main Line, has troubles of her own. Her beloved husband, Rip, headmaster of posh Bryn Derwyn Academy, is acting very distant, and Chelsea, her teenaged daughter, is flirting with an eating disorder. While Gin is taking her lumps, someone else is handing them out. First, the Barnes's normally tranquil street is hit by a rash of break-ins and robberies. Then, a shocking act of violence shatters the neighborhood. Now Gin is nosing into the dark shadows of the community. What she finds will blow the lid of respectability from her upper-crust neighbors' lives -- and bring a killer a little too close to home!
Original title: The School of Hard Knocks
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur