Love Cools concerns dastardly doings at Virginia's Montpelier School for Boys: this time, the death of the wife of a faculty member in a suspicious fire, and charges of plagiarism leveled against a mischievous schoolboy. Claiming he's been framed, young Richard Blackburn vows revenge. When he and the pompous widower, along with several other Montpelierites, turn up at the same summer theater, Richard sees an ideal opportunity for striking back. But he is not the only person with a hidden agenda: the cast of characters includes a repeat killer playing his veiled, villainous role to the hilt. With its twisted plot and absolutely unguessable resolution, Love Cools is a superior tale of mystery and malfeasance.