I should have researched the plot location before purchasing as I had trouble deciphering this strange American version of English. Expecting just a whodunnit but having no knowledge of USA rounders or baseball or whatever they call it I found myself behind the 8-ball from the start with strong knowledge of the game required to grasp the fine points. This was further muddied by the equally confusing world of American academia with it's bewildering names for class groups and customs. Battling through this I found the plot witty enough to press on with though overly long with a lot of irrelevant content early on. Should only be tackled by residents of the USA to be fully understood and appreciated in my opinion.