Book Review: Party Girls Die in Pearls

Party Girls Die In Pearls


When I was in high school, one of my favorite books was Berdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes. I probably read it at least 4 times. It was fun, light and full of fashion and life in New York. So when I saw recently that she had a new book coming out, I couldn’t wait to get it!


I am just going to go ahead and tell you that Party Girls Die In Pearls¬†WAS AWESOME. I read it when we were at the beach, and I read it in 24 hours. I could not put it down. It is a mystery, but it is also fun. And it is set in the 1980s, which I really enjoyed. All the ’80s fashion and make up references are hilarious.


Ursula is a country girl starting her first year at Oxford University (a “fresher”). She is anticipating¬† her new life full of studying ancient books in the library, Ovaltine, and maybe even a fancy ball. But when she discovers the body of a high society older classmate, she becomes involved in the murder investigation. And when she signs up for the school newspaper, Ursula and her American sidekick Nancy decide they will have to solve the murder in order to get her story published. There are plenty of suspects and motives among the elite students of Oxford in this suspenseful mystery.


The book jacket describes it as “Clueless meets Agatha Christie” which I think is the perfect description! It is funny, a little bit light hearted, and has a lot of mystery! Plus, I love books that revolve around school. School makes a great setting for a book.


And I think this is going to be a series, which makes me so excited! I can’t wait for the next one!


This is the perfect summer read! It really hooks you from the beginning, keeps you guessing, but it it also a little bit lighter (not a creepy psychological thriller). So if you are looking for your next read, read this!


What are you reading right now? Have you read Party Girls Die in Pearls yet?


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