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Party Girls Die in Pearls Audiobook

Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery

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Brideshead, bon-bons, cucumber sandwiches - and now a murder. In the decadent world of Oxford University, c.1985, Pimms, 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 - and, perhaps, an invitation to a ball. But when she discovers a body, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation.

Determined to bag her first scoop for the famous student newspaper Cherwell, Ursula enlists the help of glamorous American 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 Sloanes, lovelorn librarians to dishy dons, none can be presumed innocent. Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society, low morals and a middle class girl, the first book in Plum Sykes' irresistible new series.

©2017 Bloomsbury (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    There is something very silly about it. If you want something that does not tax your brain this is it.

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    ruth rawlings 15/07/2017
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    A slow Start but really interesting once you get into it, if you love gossip then you'll love this

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    Abby Fraser 24/06/2017
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    "Satirical but also factual"
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    I listened to this book while driving back home from Oxford University for the summer and the combination of slightly caricature-esque characters as well as the well developed setting of the novel made me laugh out loud at points. The Oxford setting is very true to reality even if it is portrayed in the 80s. The storyline was gripping and while dealing with murder managed to remain light and entertaining to the end. The narration too was very well done, with each character easily differentiated by the narrator adding to the character development. Highly recommend for those who appreciate mystery novels but are not wanting anything too heavy.

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    Louize Ely, United Kingdom 29/10/2017
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    The reader sounded half drunk throughout the whole book. Very, very badly read. And a fairly lame storyline

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