About the book:
Teddy Crutcher has just won Teacher of the Year at the prestigious Belmont Academy, home exclusively to the brightest and the best.
He says his wife couldn't be more proud - though no-one has seen her in a while.
He's deeply committed to improving his students. And well aware which ones need improving.
And all he wants is for his colleagues - and the endlessly interfering parents - to stay out of his way.
Oddly, not everyone agrees that Teddy has their best interests at heart.
But will that change when someone receives a lesson to die for...?