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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.
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 15 days ago by drkhimxz
A good book with lots of action. Also a love interest and interesting characters. Enjoy!Published 16 days 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 17 days 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
I read this series 30 years ago and absolutely loved it and actually read each book at least twice. My book group recently chose Gaudy Night, and I ordered it to brush up on the... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Karen Richards
What a joy to read proper, grammatical English with a touch of vocabulary that needs defining. Great imagery and descriptive language also there. Read morePublished 25 days ago by leola
I wish I had read the reviews and avoided the painful and highly annoying experience of what should have been a delightful read. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Linda L. Schaeffer
Dorothy Sayers at her best. If you love classic British mysteries then this is definitely the book for you. Would highly recommend any of her peter whimsy series.Published 1 month ago by Denise Logan
A good read. Sayers provides much information about life in college at Oxford, and that information is an introduction to another culture and another time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CHP