An Imperfect Spy (Kate Fansler Series #11)

An Imperfect Spy (Kate Fansler Series #11)

by Amanda Cross

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Overview

"FASCINATING . . . The dialogue is, as always, elegant and polished."
—Los Angeles Times
While guest-teaching a semester at Schuyler Law School, Kate Fansler gets to know an extraordinary secretary named Harriet, who patterns her life after John le Carré's character George Smiley. Harriet reveals that Schuyler has some serious skeletons swinging in its perfectly appointed closets, including the fate of Schuyler's only tenured female professor and a faculty wife who has killed her husband. As if Kate doesn't have enough to tackle, she is also up against the men who comprise the faculty of Schuyler itself—a thoroughly unapologetic bastion of white male power, mediocrity, and misogyny. Although she has only a few months on campus, Kate refuses to let Schuyler's rigid ideals and insistence on secrecy suppress her indefatigable curiosity—or her obsession with the truth. . . .
"Cross manages to keep this book as lighthearted and witty as any of the Kate Fansler mysteries, while depicting an institution as lethal as any cold war."
—Marilyn French
"A funny, snappish polemic on political correctitude that takes great relish in Kate's sardonic views."
—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345464934
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/1995
Series: Kate Fansler Series , #11
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 804,947
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Amanda Cross is the pseudonymous author of the bestselling Kate Fansler mysteries. As Carolyn G. Heilbrun, she is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Columbia University. She has served as president of the Modern Language Association as well as vice president of the Authors Guild. Dr. Heilbrun is also the author of Writing a Woman's LifeHamlet's Mother and Other WomenThe Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem, and the New York Times Notable Book The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty.

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