This is the blurb I've created for the back cover and promo material for the next Quin and Morgan mystery. I'm putting it out here in case anyone thinks it can be tweaked, should be altered, must be entirely revised! Thanks for your help.
THE DEAD SCHOLAR
When an elderly professor is found dead on Philosophers Walk in the heart of Toronto, fellow members of the Bacon Society are not surprised to learn he was murdered. Enthralled by the Renaissance rogue and scholar, Sir Francis Bacon, and bound by their shared loathing for the dead man, this incongruous band of eccentrics draws investigating detectives Miranda Quin and David Morgan into their midst. Set in the university environs and Muskoka at the dawn of the new millennium, The Dead Scholar reaches back into the darkest events of the twentieth century. This is a drawing room thriller, an intellectual puzzle, and a complex study of unforgettable characters whose lives intersect in a web of dark secrets they cannot escape. It is a world where Quin and Morgan find themselves quite at home.