DEATH UNDER PAR by Janice Law

DEATH UNDER PAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sleuth Anna Peters (Shadow of the Palms, etc.) and roommate Harry are married at last; and now they combine a honeymoon with artist Harry's assignment to make drawings at the British Golf Open in St. Andrews, Scotland. But the newlyweds have hardly arrived when Anna is hired by the Open committee to investigate a threat to Peter Bryce, a US contender. She's soon struck by the fact that there are three alumni of the same small Connecticut college in St. Andrews--golfer Bryce, linguistics professor Melvin Thorston, and wealthy real-estater Wilson Daintly. And when Daintly is found murdered just as Thorston appears on the brink of nervous collapse, Anna flies to Connecticut to find a gruesome connection and then joins with a Scots cop to wind up the case with minimal nasty publicity (the committee's chief concern). Competent golf scenes, nice Scottish backgrounds, and a wry, neat delivery--but the suspense is sporadic, and the murderer's identity is never in doubt. As usual with Law: a so-so, painless excursion.

Pub Date: Jan. 14th, 1980
ISBN: 0595000401
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin