âGaudy Night stands out even among Miss Sayersâs novels. And Miss Sayers has long stood in a class by herself.â
âTimes Literary Supplement
The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fictionâs most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayersâs work, praising her âgreat fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail.â The third Dorothy L. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Gaudy Night is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. Gaudy Night takes Harriet and her paramour, Lord Peter, to Oxford University, Harrietâs alma mater, for a reunion, only to find themselves the targets of a nightmare of harassment and mysterious, murderous threats.
About: When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the "Gaudy, " the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obsentities, burnt effigies and poison-pen letters -- including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup.
About: Harriet Vane's Oxford reunion is shadowed by a rash of bizarre pranks and malicious mischief that include beautifully worded death threats, burnt effigies, and vicious poison-pen letters, and Harriet finds herself and Lord Peter Wimsey challenged by an elusive set of clues.
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