At Prickwillow Place, Disgraceful Mary Jane, Smooth Kitty, Pocked Louise and their companions are keeping a deadly secret . . .
When the headmistress of St Etheldreda;s School for Young Ladies drops dead at Sunday dinner, her seven pupils agree on a clever scheme: to bury their teacher in the vegetable garden, dress up Stout Alice in her stead, and educate themselves. BUt when the girls deduce that their teacher was poisoned - (it was the veal!) - they realise there is a murderer on the prowl . . .
An outrageous plot of villainy, farce and friendship, starring seven brilliant young women.