School Days

Boston gumshoe Spenser returns in a crackling yarn about sexual blackmail and a murder at a Massachusetts prep school. A well-heeled society lady hires our hero to clear the name of her grandson, one of the alleged killers. Spenser plumbs the mystery while dropping his trademark wisecracks, but beneath the hard-boiled entertainment lies an eerie glimpse into the darkest heart of the suburbs, and a study of what happens when privileged youths commit the unthinkable.