Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery

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When Ursula Flowerbottom arrives at Oxford University, she is ready for a productive academic year, full of lectures and sleepless nights spent studying in the library. Her new American friend, Nancy, on the contrary, is much more interested in Oxford’s party scene and snagging a well-connected aristocrat. Before either can settle into their new lives at Christminster College, an aristocratic “it” girl, India Brattenbury is murdered.

In order to pursue her dream of writing for the prestigious college newspaper, Ursula sets out to discover who killed India. Nancy is all too ready to help find out more about India if it means she can attend the numerous posh balls at the college and at the same time hunt for a new beau.

This fabulous mystery kept me entertained from beginning to end. Ms. Sykes really knows how to keep the reader invested in the story with brilliant descriptions and fun characters. I was so glued to the page, I almost hated to make it to the end. Not only was the 1980s setting a hoot, but it brought back long forgotten memories. I’m so glad I got to read this one.

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Author Plum Sykes
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 2017-May-09
ISBN 9780062429025
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Issue August 2017
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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