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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,601 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Narrator: AudioGO Ltd Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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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 and one of them involves a long Latin quotation, which makes Harriet suspect that the perpetrator is probably a member of the Senior Common Room. But which of the apparently rational, respectable dons could be committing such crazed acts? When a desperate undergraduate, at her wits' end after receiving a series of particularly savage letters, attempts to drown herself, Harriet decides that it is time to ask Lord Peter Wimsey for help. And when the mystery is finally solved, she is faced with an agonising decision: Should she, after five years of rejecting his proposals, finally agree to marry Lord Peter?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E.L. | 2/13/2014

    " This is one of my all-time favorite books. The mystery itself takes second place to the development of Harriet Vane's character, and the changing relationship between her and Lord Peter. How the mystery ties in with Harriet's self-realization is one of the subtlest denouements ever, and something that keeps the reader thinking about it long after the story has ended. A brilliant story from a brilliant writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KDawn | 2/13/2014

    " I enjoyed this immensely. She creates delightful characters with real, fun, entertaining dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 2/7/2014

    " Not only a well-written mystery with 2 of my favorite characters (Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane) but even more a well-written novel. I like to return to this book again and again just to be with these people and pretend I went to that school (at that time). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Kelly | 2/6/2014

    " No death but it's actually a pretty thrilling read. Harriet Vane is a really cool female lead and she's very much (along with many of the other women in the book) ahead of her time. A really solid mystery that I didn't work out until very much near the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 K. | 2/3/2014

    " Couldn't get into this. The characters at the beginning (set at a reunion at a women's college) just too catty and cynical. Think I'm done with Sayers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/28/2014

    " This book was singularly disappointing. I found the story line long and boring, the mystery easy to decipher, and the characterizations uninteresting. I also felt there were quite a few feministic attributes to the heroine which were unattractive in some instances and repulsive in others. Too bad, since I really like Lord Peter and enjoyed the other books I have read in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/20/2014

    " Harriet gets over herself, or maybe becomes herself. Whatever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/20/2014

    " An intellectual's mystery novel- a cut above even my beloved Agatha Christie...Dorothy Sayers combines mystery, literary pursuits, love interest, and feminism in this lengthy but well worth the journey novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Huntley Cooney | 1/9/2014

    " I love anything by Dorothy Sayers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert Bean | 1/9/2014

    " Wow. I think I managed my way through the first 80 pages before I had to give it up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Dartnell | 11/16/2013

    " I felt as if I were roaming around Oxford hunting for the culprit...rowing down the river, climbing the tower, studying in the library. I loved this book. It is a totally engrossing suspense featuring two recurring characters, Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane and set in an Oxford college in the 1930's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 11/10/2013

    " One of my two favorite mystery writers. I give all her books a 5 or a 4! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 10/10/2013

    " I LOVE this book - a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/31/2013

    " A mystery where nothing much happens for 400-plus pages, but I still loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 7/21/2013

    " This is definitely my favorite of the Peter Whimsey books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabina Chen | 7/2/2013

    " A good, engaging mystery read. Intelligent beach book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessi | 6/29/2013

    " Dear God in heaven I LURV Dorothy Sayers. Allie may not like Harriet Vane but I really like that this book concentrates on someone who was introduced as an ancillary character in the series. "

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About the Author
Author Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers (1923–1957) was an 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.