Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery

ISBN9780062677105
PublisherHARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
Published2017/05/09
Pages352
AuthorPlum Sykes
FormatPaperback
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height9.0 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth0.9 in.

Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery

Plum Sykes

Paperback

2017/05/09

The New York Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondestakes 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.

Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery

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Information

ISBN9780062677105
PublisherHARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
Published2017/05/09
Pages352
AuthorPlum Sykes
FormatPaperback
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height9.0 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth0.9 in.

Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondestakes 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.

Editorial Reviews

“Fortune favors Ursula Flowerbutton, the spunky ‘fresher’ (first-year student) and aspiring reporter who stars in this frothy series launch set at Oxford University in 1985 from bestseller Sykes . . . . [a] fizzy cocktail of satire and style that will leave readers thirsty for another round.”

– Publishers Weekly

“The wild and hysterical adventures of crime-solving Nancy and Ursula turned loose on Oxford University. Plum Sykes knows her world, skewers it, and serves it up as murder. Delicious.”

– Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa