Nice that out of print books can be reissued via Smashwords. The donnish detective is delightful and the depiction of 1950's dorm life seems like it comes from another planet, but it's absolutely authentic.
Good cosy and the author plays fair with the reader.
The author apparently wrote five in this series so here's hoping he sees fit to reissue the other three. The literary allusions are great fun and very convincing descriptions of English village life in the home counties and amateur dramatics. The mystery itself I have to say I found weaker than the first book but the rest of the book makes up for that.