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When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters, including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.
If you are a "classics" geek then this is the book for you! More about delighting in your erudite command of the Latin language and early scholarly writings than enjoying... Read morePublished 4 days ago by bookieSD
Read it twice. Once for the story, then for the lessons to be learnedPublished 24 days ago by Richard S. Neel
I love english mysteries and english mystery writers. Sayers is a favorite.Published 27 days ago by christine balascoe
One of the best of the novels written by Dorothy L. Sayers. In this novel Lord Peter finally meets and woos his match, Harriet Vane. Ms. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Probably the most personal of the classic detective series she authored, Gaudy Night is set in a woman's college at Oxford University. Read morePublished 1 month ago by drkhimxz
A good book with lots of action. Also a love interest and interesting characters. Enjoy!Published 1 month ago by Fay
Dorothy Sayers is a noted author of period mysteries and passing judgment on her writing by mere mortals is like critiquing Agatha Christie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Helen Sienerth
Don't get me wrong; the book by Sayers is great!
This version had so many obvious and half-obvious typos it was so arduous and irritating that I eventually bought a better... Read more