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Oxford University is the setting for this intriguing mystery, which starts when the stiffened corpse of the Vice-Chancellor is spotted in the middle of the row of carved stone rooftop statues. With a bizarre collection of Dons - young, ancient, competitive, experts on the works of Chaucer, and good at anagrams - College life is thrown into disarray when a second murder occurs. Detective Autumn collars the murderer, but only after he causes dozens of Dons to run naked through the streets of Oxford. Author Robert Robinson, well known from radio programmes such as Today and Brain of Britain, wrote this book in 1956 so this novel has an agreeable period charm.