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Death on the Cherwell - Mavis Doriel Hay
Death on the Cherwell
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For Miss Cordell, principal of Persephone College, there are two great evils in the world: unladylike behavior among her students and bad publicity for the college. This means it’s a very, very bad day when a secret society of her students meets by the river on a gloomy January afternoon—and... show more
For Miss Cordell, principal of Persephone College, there are two great evils in the world: unladylike behavior among her students and bad publicity for the college. This means it’s a very, very bad day when a secret society of her students meets by the river on a gloomy January afternoon—and finds the drowned body of the college bursar. Death on the Cherwell follows the investigation, which initially focuses on the girls themselves and ultimately leads them to do some detecting of their own. Soon they uncover a tangle of secrets—and clues that point to a fellow student.             This novel from the golden age of British crime fiction is sure to puzzle and charm fans of Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, and Josephine Tey.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780712357265 (0712357262)
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 Death on the Cherwell
So much unfulfilled potential. An Oxford setting, a mysterious death, college intrigue, and an underlying issue that is worthy of discussion and that would still have been a taboo at the time of writing. Seriously, there was so much in this book that should have been the foundation of an excellen...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.0 Death on the Cherwell by Mavis Doriel Hay
This is a catch up review - I failed to write one up immediately after finishing the book a few weeks ago. I read it for Chapter 11, Education, Education, Education, which focuses on mysteries set in boarding school/university. This one was set in the fictional Persephone College at Oxford Universit...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
3.0 Enid Blyton in Oxford
Meh. I think if the protagonists of this mystery had been some 3 or 5 years younger, and if I'd read this in my teens or preteens, I'd have loved it -- this is exactly the sort of book I used to swallow way back when (Enid Blyton's O'Sullivan Twins / St. Clare's and Famous Five series, The Three In...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
3.0 Enid Blyton in Oxford
Meh. I think if the protagonists of this mystery had been some 3 or 5 years younger, and if I'd read this in my teens or preteens, I'd have loved it -- this is exactly the sort of book I used to swallow way back when (Enid Blyton's O'Sullivan Twins / St. Clare's and Famous Five series, The Three In...
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