Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers

Back at Oxford for her reunion, Harriet Vane, Lord Peter’s beloved, finds herself in mortal danger Since she graduated from Oxford’s Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her. Putting aside her lingering shame from the trial, Harriet returns to Oxford for her college reunion with her head held high—only to find that her life is in danger once again. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and the ones that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Lord Peter for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to match Lord Peter and the daring Harriet. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

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Gaudy Night Kindle Edition 87432 $2.99 2020
Gaudy Night Paperback 3545171 $49.58 $0.01 1986
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Gaudy Night (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Book 12) Kindle Edition 10835 2012
Gaudy Night (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) Paperback 1180830 $9.10 $0.01 1987
Gaudy Night (Mystery Masters) Audio CD 2394067 $129.89 $29.95 2005
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Los secretos de Oxford/ Gaudy Night (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 6609167 $36.95 2009
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Gaudy Night. A Lord Peter Wimsey Novel Hardcover 1592624 $11.15
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Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries) Paperback 170607 $7.05 $4.85 2019
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Aufruhr in Oxford. Gaudy Night Paperback 20274427 $64.09 $5.02 1983
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Gaudy Night (BBC Radio Collection) Audio CD 1227722 $47.25 $11.89 2005
The Dorothy L. Sayers Crime Collection: Murder Must Advertise, the Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, Have His Carcass & Strong Poison; 5 Vol. Set. Hardcover 4103537 $136.94 1998
Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries with Harriet Vane) Audio CD 175953 $14.98 $19.99 2011
Three Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Novels: Whose Body?, Murder Must Advertise, Gaudy Night Hardcover 501786 $52.77 $3.08 1992
Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback 679603 $6.88 $0.01 1995
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