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Author: Plum Sykes Narrator: Moira Quirk Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Oxford Girl Mysteries Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9780062675118
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The New York Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes takes us back to the decadent 1980s in this comic murder mystery set in the tony world of Oxford University.

It’s 1985, and at Oxford University, Pimm’s, punting, and ball gowns are de rigeur. Ursula Flowerbutton, a studious country girl, arrives for her first term anticipating nothing more sinister than days spent poring over history books in gilded libraries—and, if she’s lucky, an invitation to a ball.

But when she discovers a glamorous classmate on a chaise longue with her throat cut, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation.

Determined to bag her first scoop for the famous student newspaper Cherwell, Ursula enlists the help of trend-setting American exchange student Nancy Feingold to unravel the case. While navigating a whirl of black-tie parties and secret dining societies, the girls discover a surfeit of suspects. From broken-hearted boyfriends to snobby Sloane Rangers, lovelorn librarians to dishy dons, none can be presumed innocent—and Ursula’s investigations mean that she may be next on the murderer’s list.

Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society and low morals, the first book in Plum Sykes’ irresistible new series.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Full of a rich cast of characters, great descriptions of places and settings that are beneficial to the plot, and a lot of fun as it tells the story of the central mystery.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “[A] fizzy cocktail of satire and style that will leave readers thirsty for another round.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The New York Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes launches a new series.”

    Library Journal

  • “A sassy, darkly funny whodunit that gleefully—and literally—skewers the blue-blood cliques of Oxford University. Think Gossip Girl meets Agatha Christie, complete with its own plucky young Miss Marple, bonkers ’80s fashions, and Plum Sykes’ keen-as-ever eye for social satire.”

    Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, authors of The Royal We

  • “Reading Plum Sykes’ Party Girls Die in Pearls is like nibbling a pistachio macaron from Ladurée. Simply delicious. And impossible to stop halfway. You must finish the whole thing. Including the hilarious footnotes sprinkled like tasty crumbs throughout. And then you find you need the next serving of the Oxford Girl Mystery series. ASAP!”

    Joanna Coles, author of I’m a Big Sister

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About the Author

Plum Sykes is a novelist and fashion journalist who frequently contributes to American Vogue. She studied modern history at Worcester College, Oxford, which inspired her memoir Oxford Girl, and is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Bergdorf Blondes and The Debutante Divorcée. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

About the Narrator

Moira Quirk, a British actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, co-narrated Ben Bova’s Mercury and has narrated other popular audiobooks for which she received Audie Award nominations. She is a successful comedian and can be heard on Nickelodeon’s cartoon My Life as a Teenage Robot as well as in The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, The Wild Thornberrys Feature, and Serendipity, among others. She has also lent her voice to several video games, including Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Haunting Ground.