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GAUDY NIGHT by Dorothy L. Sayers Kirkus Star


by Dorothy L. Sayers

Pub Date: Feb. 20th, 1936
ISBN: 0061043494
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World

We hereby promote Dorothy Sayers from the straight mystery classification, and put her into the category of novel-cum-detection-cum-psychology. First rate yarn on the erudite and discursive side, a good picture of academic life in England, and again a Peter Wimsy story, with a bit of romance accruing when he frees Harriet Vane of a murder charge, helps reinstate her in her college in Oxford, and helps her trace the culprit who is intimidating the college with obscene notes. Chance for a double sale -- on fiction and on mystery tables.