Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery is Plum Syke’s latest is the first in her new series that is sure to leave her legion of fans wanting more. The setting for the book is the decadent 1980s in the tony world of Oxford University. Ursula Flowerbutton arrives for her first term at Oxford in 1985 expecting a studious life. Instead she discovers a glamorous classmate on a chaise lounge with her throat cut, catapulting Ursula into a murder investigation. A comic murder mystery. So Suzy Says.