From the Publisher:
When professor and amateur sleuth Kate Fansler accompanies a fussy friend to the rocky coast of Maine to peruse the papers of a famous, recently deceased author, she is horrified to come across one of her students, dead. Which leads her to one very important question, namely, would Max stoop so low as to murder...?
Amanda Cross: The Question of Max. Ballantine Books, ISBN: 0345354893 (October, 1990), $6.50