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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of Bergdorf Blondes takes us back to the decadent 1980s in this comic murder mystery set in the tony world of Oxford University.
It's 1985, and at Oxford University, Pimm's, 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 in gilded libraries - and, if she's lucky, an invitation to a ball.
But when she discovers a glamorous classmate on a chaise longue with her throat cut, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation.
Determined to bag her first scoop for the famous student newspaper Cherwell, Ursula enlists the help of trendsetting American exchange 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 brokenhearted boyfriends to snobby Sloane Rangers, lovelorn librarians to dishy dons, none can be presumed innocent - and Ursula's investigations mean that she may be next on the murderer's list.
Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society and low morals, the first book in Plum Sykes' irresistible new series.
©2017 Victoria Sykes (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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4 out of 5 stars
By deanna on 09-22-17

Jolly good read!

Hope a continuation is in the works for all the new relationships made and to find out if Nick gets his inheritance!

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5 out of 5 stars
By elizabeth burford on 08-07-17

wonderful read

it was an interesting book I definitely would recommend any Plum Sykes novels however listening to it by this voice made it even more real I felt like I was part of it I definitely enjoyed and will continue to enjoy my subscription hopefully I will stumble across the same narrator.

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