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It Smells Of Books
Series 7, Episode 2
Air date 17 September 2010
Written by John Wilsher
Directed by Martyn Friend
Episode guide
Dead Man Talking
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It Smells Of Books was the second episode of the seventh series of New Tricks.


Brian finds the library card of cold case victim Dr Richard Symes, leading him to reinvestigate the death of the professor, who died after falling from the roof of his college three years previously. Sandra and Gerry interview Symes' widow, who believes principal Jeremy Ventham drove her husband to suicide following a conflict over teaching methods.