Maxwell's Crossing

Maxwell's Crossing

Book - 2012
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At Leighford High, the ever-resourceful Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell is temporarily promoted to Head of History when his colleague Paul Moss is chosen for an American exchange and heads off to Los Angeles. Paul's counterpart is Hector Gold, who is accompanied to Leighford by his eccentric family including his wife Camille and her parents, Jeff and Alana O'Malley. Clearly Jeff O'Malley is quite a character - with money to burn he has been gate-crashing the local poker school, much to the dismay of its members. When events take a sinister turn and Sarah Gregson, one of the poker school's members, is found murdered, newly-promoted Inspector Jacquie Carpenter Maxwell and Henry Hall investigate, with the assistance of Maxwell. As it becomes apparent Sarah suspected Jeff of cheating and Jeff was sacked in LA for being a crooked cop, is this simply a case of murder as revenge for name-calling?
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2012.
ISBN: 9780749010515
Characteristics: 382 p. ; 23 cm.

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Jun 13, 2012

Great series. This book isn't about Max's school life, it's about horrible Americans that do a house-swap with one of the other teachers, and end up befriending (?) Max's family. Max and Jacquie are getting really good at this parenting thing.

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