Tea Tonic and Toxin: Mystery and Thriller Podcast and Book Club

GAUDY NIGHT

by Dorothy Sayers

Harriet Vane returns to her alma mater, Oxford, only to find the tranquil setting disturbed by a series of unsettling incidents. Considered by some to be the first feminist mystery novel, GAUDY NIGHT (1935) is a prime example of Dorothy Sayers’ elegant prose, complex characterization, and intricate, emotionally charged storytelling.

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Gaudy Night - Dorothy Sayers

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Tea, Tonic, and Toxin is a book club and podcast for people who love mysteries, detective stories, thrillers, introspection, and good conversation. Each month, your hosts, Sarah Harrison and Carolyn Daughters, will dive into the history of mystery to get a firsthand look at how the mystery genre evolved.

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