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For Miss Cordell, principal of Persephone College, there are two great evils in the world: unladylike behavior among her students and bad publicity for the college. This means it’s a very, very bad day when a secret society of her students meets by the river on a gloomy January afternoon—and finds the drowned body of the college bursar. Death on the Cherwell follows the investigation, which initially focuses on the girls themselves and ultimately leads them to do some detecting of their own. Soon they uncover a tangle of secrets—and clues that point to a fellow student.
This novel from the golden age of British crime fiction is sure to puzzle and charm fans of Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, and Josephine Tey.
“It’s light entertainment but almost everything about it is delightful and as a piece of golden age detective fiction it feels very fresh.”
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“Death on the Cherwell is my idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon book. It’s a shame that Hay only wrote three mysteries but I’'s lovely to have them now all back in print in this beautifully produced series of British Library Crime Classics.”
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