Carolyn Gold Heilbrun | Criticism

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"Death in a Tenured Position" is set at Harvard. (p. 253)

Miss Cross, in the person of Kate, hates Harvard and quotes Henry James. She quotes Henry James because Kate always quotes somebody in every Amanda Cross mystery—as if she were trying to be Harriet Vale in a novel by Dorothy Sayers—and she hates Harvard because of sexism.

"Death in a Tenured Position" is a good mystery and a very angry book. The dead professor, Janet Mandelbaum, was not a feminist; otherwise, she would never have been offered her job. Kate, however, is a feminist, and since her husband, Reed, the assistant district attorney, has been exiled to Africa for the duration of this novel, she has the leisure to investigate and fulminate. The fulminations are acidulous; the situation may even be worse. How many females at Harvard with tenure can you name?

Janet dies because she...

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