Golden Rain by Douglas Clark
Miss Holland, the beautiful headmistress of Bramthorpe College, had everything to live for – a brilliant career, the love of her staff and students, a wealthy fiancé . Why would she swallow poison?
The shocking announcement sent a shudder of horror through staid Bramthorpe College. Only yesterday, the vivacious headmistress had been in perfect health and high spirits. Today she was dead – victim of a fatal poison.
Had a schoolgirl prank turned into a lethal game? Had her future in-laws decided to prune her from their family tree? Had a jealous rival taken revenge? Or had the lovely Miss Holland really taken her own life?
Everyone was stunned. There were tears in every eye. But one of the mourners smiled with the secret satisfaction of someone who was getting away with murder.
Golden Rain is a whodunit in the classic tradition, featuring Superintendent Masters and Inspector Green.
Douglas Clark was born in Lincolnshire, 1919. He wrote over 20 crime novels and under other names, including James Ditton and Peter Hosier.