"Parlabane is back."
-- The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies.
That is not an opening sentence likely, standing alone, to draw anyone into the book. But the return of Dr. John Parlabane to the College of St. John and the Holy Ghost (or "Spook" to it's denizens) does stir things up for this group of professors and their beautiful student, Maria Magdalena Theotoky.
This is the first in Davies's "Cornish Trilogy." I've never read his books and have been meaning to for years. It is about time I started. I love a good academia novel and this is one of the best.