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In the Dead of Summer
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345406508, Mass Market Paperback)"FULL OF PLEASURES . . . Roberts gives Amanda an appealingly dry wit."
While teaching summer school at exclusive Philly Prep, English teacher Amanda Pepper feels a sense of foreboding. First, a reading of Romeo and Juliet activates some very strange chemistry. Then the computer science teacher begins receiving anonymous go-back-to-Africa phone calls. A young Vietnamese boy dies in a drive-by shooting. And late one night, outside a Chinatown massage parlor, student April Tuong is kidnapped.
Random violence? Perhaps. But Amanda refuses to let gentle April vanish without at least asking a few questions, starting in her own classroom. Yet the truth, when she finds it, is appalling, deadly, and much too close to home. . . .
"Tart-tongued, warm-hearted Amanda's fifth case is as engaging as her others, and here she gets to do more detection than usual."
"Gillian Roberts is a mystery reader's dream come true."
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:22:59 -0400)
Summer school teacher Amanda Pepper probes a series of racial incidents, one of which leads to the murder of a Vietnamese student. White supremacist students are suspected. By the author of How I Spent My Summer Vacation.
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