The Study of Murder, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan
  • Susan McDuffie
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  • ISBN-10: 1432827200
  • ISBN-13: 9781432827205
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .90 lbs ( .41 kgs)
  • 264 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2014 | Published



The Study Of Murder pits Scottish sleuth Muirteach MacPhee against a mysterious adversary in medieval Oxford.

Muirteach and his wife Mariota accompany the Lord of the Isles’ son‚ Donald‚ to Oxford. Shortly after their arrival‚ a winsome tavern maid disappears. Muirteach attempts to help Undersheriff Grymbaud with the investigation and keep Donald at his studies‚ while Mariota yearns to attend medical lectures at the schools. When an Oxford master is found bludgeoned to death‚ Grymbaud asks Muirteach to investigate. The arrest of a servant for the crime stirs up discord between town and university‚ and Mariota vanishes.

Gleaning clues from a cryptic manuscript‚ a determined Muirteach tracks a wily killer through a twisted labyrinth of deceit.

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Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan

Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.


The Study of Murder is a worthy addition to Susan McDuffie’s 14th-century mystery series. Muirteach and Mariota may be in an alien world‚ when they accompany the son of the Lord of the Isles to Oxford‚ but neither town nor gown can match their clever wits in solving crime. This book is a treat for those of us eager for a fresh era‚ well-integrated history‚ and a host of interesting characters.”
— Priscilla Royal‚ author of the Prioress Eleanor/Brother Thomas mysteries

— Priscilla Royal