26.4.13

GAUDY NIGHTS, by Dorothy L Sayers

An exquisite 1930’s murder mystery set at a women’s university at Oxford, and complete with all the obscure Britishisms and upper-class wit you could ever want. Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey tackle, almost literally, an anonymous letter-sending vandal whose effect leads its victims to collapse. But is the suicide really a suicide? A long, satisfying tale with a subtle and satisfying romance entwined in the other action. Ideal for those who want a more challenging style of writing, perfect for a week’s vacation. It’s a 5+, a marvelous ecovation of a long-gone (probably) world. Some book clubs would enjoy this. And its sequel, Busman's Holiday, is the perfect follow-up.