Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thirty Books Day 2

A Book I've Read More than Three Times

GAUDY NIGHT/Dorothy L. Sayers

There are at least a dozen novels I could name off the top of my head that I've read more than three times, but this was the first that came to mind. This is perhaps my favorite mystery of all time. Set at an Oxford women's college, this particular entry in Sayers' series features novelist Harriet Vane returning to her college to help unravel the threats and damage of a poison pen. While the mystery is intriguing and the atmosphere appropriately by turns shivery and Oxford-golden, the real beauty of this story is the resolution of Harriet's relationship with Lord Peter Wimsey.

I may go get it off my shelf tonight :)

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