Attention book lovers! Summer reading season is officially open thanks to the newly released whodunit novel Party Girls Die in Pearls, by longtime Vogue contributing writer and bestselling author, Plum Sykes. Think Clueless-meets-Agatha-Christie and get ready for a novel set at Oxford University in 1985 that follows new students Ursula Flowerbutton and Nancy Feingold (an American exchange student) on an adventure to find out who murdered India Brattenbury, the most popular girl in school. There’s fashion, there’s glamour, there’s a lot of wit and humor all packaged in a funny tale of high society and low morals.
The novel is the first in a series of books that Sykes plans to release over the next couple of years, and are we glad she is back after a 10 year publishing hiatus (she published her first book, Bergdorf Blondes in 2004, and her second, The Debutante Divorcée in 2006.)
We caught up with the lovely Miss Sykes a couple of weeks ago when she threw a fabulous soiree at Burberry Chicago. Hear her, in her own words, describe why the book is as delicious as a macaroon, why fashion is an important part of the book, how she reaches her newest audience and much more!
You can purchase Party Girls Die in Pearls here. Have you read any of her other books?
Featured photo via @therealplumsykes