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Coup de Grace (Sarah Deane Mystery #10)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Freshly minted Ph.D. Sarah Deane is hired to teach English at Miss Merritt's, only to land in the epicenter of legendary French professor Grace (Mme Guillotine) Carpentier's reign of terror. Mme's peckish passion for excellence has inspired universal fear and loathing.A student discovers Mme's hanging effigy. Then Sarah finds a bludgeoned body wearing Mme's trademark cape. ...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published May 15th 2001 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2000)
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Sarah Adamson
Nov 16, 2015 Sarah Adamson rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
An interesting mystery set in a private girls school. I don't remember the girls being so educated or nice at my school! Nice language and twists although I found it a little hard going!
Mar 02, 2014 Pat rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Sarah Deane teaches a semester at a private girl's school.
Teacher is murdered.
French teacher from hell.
Oct 15, 2016 Donna rated it liked it
Murder at an all girls boarding school. A bit predictable
Fredrick Danysh
Jun 09, 2012 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
New PHD Sarah Deane takes on a teaching position at a girl's school during the spring semester at a girl's boarding school to fill the time until the fall when she will move to a university. The job has been arranged by her husband's cousin who also teaches there. One on the teachers is bludgened to death. Sarah and her cousin in their bumbling ways investigate the death and attemps on another teacher's life.
Aug 10, 2010 Serbma rated it liked it
A fun, fast, engaging read. Enjoyable without being too gritty. I like that. Something you could give your teenaber to read without worrying too much about language, or too discriptive "bedroom scenes"....
Jul 15, 2013 Kay rated it really liked it
Sarah Deane is teaching one semester at a boarding school for girls. She, her husband, and her cousin help solve the murder of a teacher.
Chris Leuchtenburg
Nov 09, 2012 Chris Leuchtenburg rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Much better than the previous two set in Europe. Perhaps a few too many meditations on the clues, but well paced and appealing.
Jan 09, 2011 Louise rated it liked it
Actually made it through this...light and mostly pleasant.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it
better than the last one I read in this series
Aug 23, 2009 Ellen rated it really liked it
rah Deane #10
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J. S. Borthwick is the pseudonym of Jean Scott Creighton. She lives on the Maine coast. She is the creator of 'Sarah Deane', a professor of English and amateur sleuth.

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