While teaching a creative writing course at Schoolman
College, Jessica Fletcher is prepared for a whirlwind of
activity. But the celebrity mystery wrier doesn't expect
to ride out the area's first tornado in more than sixty
years--or to be forced by the tortuous mystery of why two
men chose to brave the twister rather than take shelter,
leaving one of them dead.
The local police rule Professor Newmark's demise an
accident. But Jessica thinks that someone on the sleepy
Midwestern campus has been taking lessons in murder. For
the persistent sleuth, there is a no shortage of clues--
suspects. In fact, hidden behind Schoolman's ivy-covered
walls are scandalous secrets that even Jessica could not
have imagined--and enough motives for murder to produce
more than one campus body.