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Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Gaudy Night : The classic detective fiction series to rediscover in Sayers is one of the best detective story writers' Daily Telegraph Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college.
Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back. At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters obscene graffiti, poison pen letters and a disgusting effigy when she arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the 'Gaudy' celebrations.
But soon, Harriet realises that she is not the only target of this murderous malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help. James show more. Other books in this series. Whose Body? Add to basket. Gaudy Night Dorothy L. In the Teeth of the Evidence Dorothy L. Strong Poison Dorothy L. The Nine Tailors Dorothy L.
Clouds of Witness Dorothy L. Murder Must Advertise Dorothy L. Striding Folly Dorothy L. Busman's Honeymoon Dorothy L. Have His Carcase Dorothy L. Lord Peter Dorothy L Sayers. Gaudy Night Dorothy L Sayers. Clouds of Witness Dorothy L Sayers. Unnatural Death Dorothy L Sayers. Review quote I admire her novels A truly great storyteller.
About Dorothy L. Sayers Dorothy L Sayers was born in Oxford in , and was both a classical scholar and a graduate in modern languages. As well as her popular Lord Peter Wimsey series, she wrote several religious plays, but considered her translations of Dante's Divina Commedia to be her best work. She died in Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers – a weighty novel that still thrills
But the festivities are haunted by a series of ghastly warnings which threaten murder. Soon Harriet and her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey, find themselves ensnared in a nightmare of terror. Originally published in It is also the third book to feature Harriet Vane.
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Gaudy Night is a mystery novel by Dorothy L. The dons of Harriet Vane's alma mater , the all-female Shrewsbury College, Oxford based on Sayers' own Somerville College , have invited her back to attend the annual Gaudy celebrations. However, the mood turns sour when someone begins a series of malicious acts including poison-pen messages , obscene graffiti and wanton vandalism. Harriet asks her old friend Wimsey to investigate. Harriet Vane returns with trepidation to her alma mater , Shrewsbury College, Oxford to attend the Gaudy dinner. Expecting hostility because of her notoriety she had stood trial for murder in an earlier novel, Strong Poison , she is surprised to be welcomed warmly by the dons, and rediscovers her old love of the academic life.