Lecturer Sophie Rivers' writing course on the outskirts of Birmingham is far from an exotic holiday. Still, creative inspiration might strike. But then, knowing Sophie's luck, so might a murderer...She can hardly believe it when, soon after the course begins, a fellow student is found dead in her room. Sophie hadn't liked glamorous nymphomaniac Nyree much, but she hadn't deserved to die. And when a course tutor goes missing, it's clear that one of Sophie's fellow students might be interested in death as a reality rather than a literary concept.