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Nights in White Satin (Laura Principal #4)

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At the annual May Ball, a jubilant celebration marking the end of examinations at Cambridge, private investigator Laura Principal is hired to provide security. Then, somewhere between the dancing and the fireworks, a student disappears.

Katie Arkwright wore white, a vision of purity. But when Laura starts probing into the missing woman's life, she finds that Katie concealed
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 29th 2000 by Fawcett (first published June 1st 1999)
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Clare O'Beara
Oct 09, 2014 Clare O'Beara rated it liked it
Shelves: british-crime
A female PI investigates the vanishing of a young woman from a May Ball at Cambridge. The students shown are one-sided, wealthy boorish young men, and I would have liked to see a better representation of the college. The descriptions can be lovely as in punting, picnicking and the lavish ball. I was also puzzled by how many people each wanted to spend time alone in a room called the Echo Room staring at a violent painting - were they taking it in turn? This feels dated now as it was written in ...more
Mar 23, 2016 Azuree rated it liked it
The 4th Laura Principal book find her searching for a girl that disappears on the night of the big ball. Fairly good mystery but slow pace. I do love how the series takes its titles from songs, though.
Kirsty Darbyshire
Dec 07, 2010 Kirsty Darbyshire rated it liked it
Shelves: paperback

I'll write this series off as not my kind of thing. Just as when I read the first book in the series I can't quite put my finger on what I didn't enjoy about it. Nothing's really wrong with it it just doesn't make my pulse race or my fingers scrabble to turn the pages over.

Oct 29, 2010 Shirley rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Really enjoyed this book. Author new to me, but being an Anglophile, loved the background location, Cambridge, England. Plot excellent also. Young girl mysteriously disappears after the yearly May Ball, held to commemorate the end of studies at Cambridge University.
Aug 30, 2015 Marianne rated it really liked it
Good little read. PD James ish with comment on feminist gains at Cambridge. Or rather not so distant repeal of gross treatment of females
Kay Wells
Aug 21, 2012 Kay Wells rated it it was ok
Shelves: adventure
A lot better read than Every Breath You Take. It has a better storyline to keep you guessing and more twists and turns.
Jun 10, 2012 Helen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book not just for the mystery but for the vivid look into the world of Cambridge and its student life. A good, complex mystery.
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Michelle Spring was raised on Vancouver Island. She worked for many years as an academic in Cambridge where she lives with her husband and their two children. She has written several academic books and five Laura Principal thrillers.
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