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Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Dorothy L. Sayers (1923-1957) is the English-born author of novels, short stories, poetry, essays, reviews, and translations. She is best known for her detective fiction, considered among the classics of the genre, and for her amateur detective character, Lord Peter Wimsey.

Praise For…


Gaudy Night stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels. And Miss Sayers has long stood in a class by herself.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)

“Very skillfull writing. Miss Sayers has done a real tour de force, and done it with ease and grace.”
-Saturday Review

“A royal performance.”
-The Spectator

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062196538
ISBN-10: 0062196537
Publisher: Bourbon Street Books
Publication Date: October 16th, 2012
Pages: 528
Language: English