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Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey #12) - Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey #12)
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Gaudy Night (1935) is a mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, the tenth in her popular series about aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, and the third featuring crime writer Harriet Vane. The dons of Harriet Vane's alma mater, the all-female Shrewsbury College, Oxford (a thinly veiled take on... show more
Gaudy Night (1935) is a mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, the tenth in her popular series about aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, and the third featuring crime writer Harriet Vane.

The dons of Harriet Vane's alma mater, the all-female Shrewsbury College, Oxford (a thinly veiled take on Sayers' own Somerville College[1]), have invited her back to attend the much anticipated annual 'Gaudy' celebrations. However, the mood turns sour when someone begins a series of malicious pranks including poison-pen messages, obscene graffiti, the destruction of a set of proofs and crafting vile effigies. Desperate to avoid a possible murder in college, Harriet eventually asks her old friend Wimsey to investigate.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00R1T46K8
Pages no: 515
Edition language: English
Category:
Classics, Mystery, Crime
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey (#12)
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
5.0 "Gaudy Night - Lord Peter Wimsey #12" by Dorothy Sayers - Highly Recommended
"Gaudy Night" is a beautifully written exploration of the importance and difficulty of personal choice, of the nature and relevance of academic life, of the possibility of finding love and the difficulty of deserving it, wrapped up in a mystery set in an all-female Oxford College in 1935. ...
Moonlight Murder
Moonlight Murder rated it
5.0 “It seems queer to me now to think that once I was a scholar . . .”
This book is only nominally a mystery. What it really is is Dorothy Sayers's manifesto, which holds that educating women is valuable, that women can be scholars, that work is work whether it is done by men or women, that intellectual work is valuable in it's own right, and that women should have age...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
5.0 Dorothy Sayers reading notes: Gaudy Night
The triumphant return of reading notes! This month, I plan to re-read and talk about four mysteries by Dorothy Sayers. Specifically, those which feature both Harriet Vane & Lord Peter Wimsey, since Harriet + Peter = otp forever. As always, these posts may (will!) contain massive spoilers so beware i...
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
5.0 Gaudy Night - Dorothy L. Sayers
Wimsey makes an appearance, but this is definitely Harriet Vane's story. She's gone to see some old classmates and attend the opening of a new building in her college at Oxford, fully prepared to have a difficult time as the graduate-who-was-on-trial-for-murder, and a notoriously "fallen" woman who'...
Oliviate
Oliviate rated it
5.0 Placet.
I went into this knowing this was the Wimsey mystery where Harriet finally falls in love with him and says yes. I also knew that it was about harassment in an all-female Oxford college, and talked a lot about women's place in the world. What I wasn't expecting: the long, meaty passages where Harri...
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