Death on the Cherwell

Death on the Cherwell

by Mavis Doriel Hay
Death on the Cherwell

Death on the Cherwell

by Mavis Doriel Hay


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780712357265
Publisher: British Library, The
Publication date: 06/15/2014
Series: British Library - British Library Crime Classics Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,020,907
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mavis Doriel Hay (1894–1979) published three detective novels in the 1930s that are now extremely rare. Hay’s The Santa Klaus Murder is also published by the British Library.

Table of Contents


I. The Bursar Comes Down the River

II. Miss Cordell Faces Publicity

III. The Lie of the Land

IV. The Blood Feud

V. Trespass by Night

VI. Lunch at the Mitre

VII. Author of “Dust”

VIII. “Nippy”

IX. The Man Who Saw Burse

X. The Mystery of the Ferry House

XI. Scotland Yard Confers with The League

XII. Jim Lidgett

XIII. Braydon Visits Sim’s

XIV. Pamela, Niece of Burse

XV. Unconsidered Trifles

XVI. Gwyneth Calls on Aunt Sophia

XVII. Pamela at the Back End

XVIII. Scotland Yard Goes up the River

XIX. A Man Gets Free

XX. Denis Mort Gives a Verdict

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