The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume One

Whose Body?, Clouds of Witness, and Unnatural Death

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 148046564X

Category: Fiction

Page: 744

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A special edition of the first three classic mysteries featuring British aristocrat and sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. A gentleman needs hobbies. For Lord Peter Wimsey—a Great War veteran with a touch of shell shock—collecting rare books, sampling fine wines, and catching criminals help pass the time. In Whose Body?, a dead man wearing nothing but a pince-nez is found in the bathtub of an architect’s London flat—and Wimsey encounters a bizarre puzzle. Clouds of Witness brings Lord Wimsey to the family’s shooting lodge in Yorkshire. Humans are not meant to be targets, but Wimsey’s sister’s fiancé has been felled by a bullet—and his brother accused of the crime. The investigation will bring him into contact with a socialist agitator, a hot-tempered farmer, and a host of unseemly secrets. In Unnatural Death, everyone expected the ailing and elderly Miss Agatha Dawson to die—just not quite so soon. When the doctor who treated her shares his suspicions with Wimsey, he sets out to discover who rushed the patient to her demise. This exciting volume of renowned author Dorothy L. Sayers’s beloved cozy British mystery series is a perfect introduction for new readers, as well as a familiar friend for longtime fans.

Lord Peter

A Collection of All the Lord Peter Wimsey Stories

Author: Dorothy Leigh Sayers

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780060550394

Category: Detective and mystery stores, English

Page: 487

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One of the founding mothers of mystery, Dorothy Sayers first introduced the popular character Lord Peter Wimsey in 1923 with the publication of Whose Body? Over the next twenty years, more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared, each one as cunningly written as the next.Now in single volume, here are all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories, a treasure for any mystery lover. From "The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag" to "The Image in the Mirror" and "Talboys," this collection is Lord Peter at his best -- and a true testament to the art of detective fiction.

Mord in mageren Zeiten

ein Fall für Lord und Lady Wimsey

Author: Jill Paton Walsh,Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499236174

Category:

Page: 377

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Fünf falsche Fährten

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644218919

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Lord Peter Wimsey: sechs Verdächtige – fünf falsche Fährten Eigentlich hatte sich Lord Peter Wimsey auf einen geruhsamen Urlaub in schönen schottischen Gefilden gefreut. Er wollte fischen und die gelegentliche Partie Golf spielen. Doch dann wird ein Künstler in der Malerkolonie, in der Lord Peter Herberge fand, tot aufgefunden. Das Opfer hatte sich bei allen anderen Künstlern unbeliebt gemacht. Alle sechs Verdächtigen haben ein Motiv, aber nur einer kann es gewesen sein. The Queen of Crime: Dorothy L. Sayers

Diskrete Zeugen

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644555915

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Lord Peter Wimseys schwerster Fall: Morgens um drei Uhr wird Captain Cathcart tot aufgefunden. Für den Amateurdetektiv eine besonders heikle Angelegenheit, denn Cathcart hätte sein zukünftiger Schwager sein sollen. Des Mordes verdächtigt wird der Herzog von Denver, Wimseys Bruder, der zu den Vorwürfen schweigt. Indes behauptet Wimseys Schwester, ihren Verlobten umgebracht zu haben. Und die überaus diskreten Zeugen tragen mehr zur Vernebelung als zur Aufklärung der merkwürdigen Affäre bei ...

Lord Peter Views the Body

A Collection of Mysteries

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258876

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Only Lord Peter has the wit to find the solution to these 12 baffling mysteries Some aristocrats spend their lives shooting, but Lord Peter Wimsey is a hunter of a different kind: a bloodhound with a nose for murder. Before he became Britain’s most famous detective, Lord Peter contented himself with solving the crimes he came across by chance. In this volume of short stories, he confronts a stolen stomach, a man with copper fingers, and a deadly adventure at Ali Baba’s cave, among other conundrums. These mysteries tax not just his intellect, but his humor, knowledge of metallurgy, and taste for fine wines. It’s not easy being a gentleman sleuth, but Lord Peter is the man for the job. Lord Peter Views the Body is the 4th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Whose Body?

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434404021

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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Lord Peter Wimsey finds the debonaire sleuth investigating the strange case of the corpse in the bathtub..who may not be who he seems!

Strong Poison

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258892

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Harriet Vane may face the hangman for the murder of her fiancé—and only Lord Peter Wimsey can save her—in this “model detective story” (The New York Times). Lord Peter Wimsey comes to the trial of Harriet Vane for a glimpse at one of the most engaging murder cases London has seen in years. Unfortunately for the detective, the crime’s details are distractingly salacious, and there is little doubt that the woman will be found guilty. A slightly popular mystery novelist, she stands accused of poisoning her fiancé, a literary author and well-known advocate of free love. Over the course of a few weeks, she bought strychnine, prussic acid, and arsenic, and when her lover died the police found enough poison in his veins to kill a horse. But as Lord Peter watches Harriet in the dock, he begins to doubt her guilt—and to fall in love. As Harriet awaits the hangman, Lord Peter races to prove her innocence, hoping that for the first time in his life, love will triumph over death. Strong Poison is the sixth book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Have His Carcase

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258914

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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When Harriet Vane finds a dead body on the beach, she and Lord Peter Wimsey must solve a murder when all the evidence has washed out to sea. Harriet Vane has gone on vacation to forget her recent murder trial and, more importantly, to forget the man who cleared her name—the dapper, handsome, and maddening Lord Peter Wimsey. She is alone on a beach when she spies a man lying on a rock, surf lapping at his ankles. She tries to wake him, but he doesn’t budge. His throat has been cut, and his blood has drained out onto the sand. As the tide inches forward, Harriet makes what observations she can and photographs the scene. Finally, she goes for the police, but by the time they return the body has gone. Only one person can help her discover how the poor man died at the beach: Lord Peter, the amateur sleuth who won her freedom and her heart in one fell swoop. Have His Carcase is the 8th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Unnatural Death

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258868

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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When a terminally ill woman dies much earlier than expected, Lord Peter suspects murder Though never quick-witted, Agatha Dawson had an iron constitution and a will to fight that never abated in her old age. Even after 3 operations failed to rid her of her cancer, she refused to give in. But as her body began to weaken, she accused lawyers, nurses, and doctors of trying to kill her and snatch her fortune. The town physician, an expert in cancer, gives her 6 months to live. Only 3 days later, she is dead. Though the autopsy reveals nothing surprising, the doctor suspects that Agatha’s niece had some hand in the old woman’s death. When Lord Peter Wimsey, the dashing gentleman detective, looks into the matter, he finds that death stalks all those who might testify. How can he continue his investigation when every question marks another innocent for murder? Unnatural Death is the 3rd book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Zur fraglichen Stunde

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644223319

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

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Das Zeugnis des Blutes Eigentlich müsste die Krimiautorin Harriet Vane mit den dunklen Seiten der Welt bestens vertraut sein – aber das schockiert sogar sie: Während des Urlaubs findet sie auf einem Felsen am Strand eine Leiche, die Kehle von einem Ohr bis zum anderen durchgeschnitten. Plötzlich steckt sie selbst mitten in einem Kriminalfall. Lord Peter Wimsey mischt sich in die Ermittlung ein, doch diese Geschichte gibt auch ihm Rätsel auf, denn es finden sich weder Fußspuren noch sonst irgendwelche Hinweise auf einen Mörder ... War es Selbstmord? Oder das perfekte Verbrechen?

Mord braucht Reklame

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644219117

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Das letzte Wort Kopfüber stürzt der junge Victor Dean die gusseiserne Treppe bei Pyms Werbedienst in London hinunter – er ist sofort tot. Ein Unfall? Oder hat jemand nachgeholfen? Nur wenige Tage nach Deans Beerdigung schleust Lord Peter Wimsey sich inkognito als Texter in die Agentur ein. Als Werber macht er sich gar nicht schlecht, doch in Wirklichkeit interessiert ihn nur, wie es zu dem tödlichen Sturz seines Bürovorgängers kommen konnte. Steht die Firma womöglich in Verbindung mit einem Rauschgiftring?

Gaudy Night

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258957

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

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Oxford is full of memories—and threats of murder—for Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey in this mystery that “stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels” (The Times Literary Supplement). Since she graduated from Oxford’s Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her. Putting aside her lingering shame from the trial, Harriet returns to Oxford for her college reunion with her head held high—only to find that her life is in danger once again. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Lord Peter for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to match Lord Peter and the daring Harriet. Gaudy Night is the 12th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

The Nine Tailors

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258949

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

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While ringing in the New Year, Lord Peter stumbles into an ominous country mystery Lord Peter Wimsey and his manservant Bunter are halfway across the wild flatlands of East Anglia when they make a wrong turn, straight into a ditch. They scramble over the rough country to the nearest church, where they find hospitality, dinner, and an invitation to go bell-ringing. This ancient art is steeped in mathematical complexities, and tonight the rector and his friends plan to embark on a 9-hour marathon session to welcome the New Year. Lord Peter joins them, taking a step into a society whose cheerful exterior hides a dark, deadly past. During their stay in this unfamiliar countryside, Lord Peter and Bunter encounter murder, a mutilated corpse, and a decades-old jewel theft for which locals continue to die. In this land where bells toll for the dead, the ancient chimes never seem to stop. The Nine Tailors is the 11th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Clouds of Witness

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145325885X

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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When blood stains his family name, Lord Peter fights to save what he holds most dear. After three months in Corsica, Lord Peter Wimsey has begun to forget that the gray, dangerous moors of England ever existed. But traveling through Paris, he receives a shock that jolts him back to reality. He sees it in the headlines splashed across every English paper—his brother Gerald has been arrested for murder. The trouble began at the family estate in Yorkshire, where Gerald was hunting with the man soon to be his brother-in-law, Captain Denis Cathcart. One night, Gerald confronts Cathcart with allegations about his unsavory past, leading the captain to call off the wedding. Just a few hours later, Cathcart is dead, with Gerald presumed to be the only person who could have fired the fatal shot. The clock is ticking, and only England’s premier sleuth can get to the bottom of this murky mystery. Clouds of Witness is the 2nd book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Peschel Press

ISBN: 1461060443

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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When church architect Mr. Thipps finds a naked man in his Battersea bathroom, Lord Peter Wimsey is on the case! The aristocratic amateur detective, accompanied by his camera-bearing manservant Bunter, follows a trail of blood as he pursues stock market manipulation, medical malpractice and Lord Brocklebury's edition of Dante. But the curious case of the bathing body turns darker and deadlier as Lord Peter uncovers a ghastly crime.Published in 1923, "Whose Body?" was Dorothy L. Sayer's debut novel, and Bill Peschel has provided hundreds of notes to guide the reader through Lord Peter's world, describing words, objects and ideas that were familiar to Sayers' readers but might be obscure or unknown today."The Complete, Annotated Whose Body" contains:* More than 500 notes on England's personalities, aristocracy, politics, religion, history, society, and literature.* Three maps of London showing locations important to the novel.* Essays about England in the 1920s, such as anti-Semitism, Argentine banks and notorious criminals.* Timelines of the life of Dorothy L. Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey's cases.In all, "The Complete, Annotated Whose Body" contains more than 40,000 words of commentary on Sayers' novel and her world, helping readers to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of one of mystery's great detectives.

The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume Three

Murder Must Advertise, The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, and Busman’s Honeymoon

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150405444X

Category: Fiction

Page: 3185

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No mystery can stump the British aristocrat and sleuth—in these four novels in the beloved series from “one of the greatest mystery story writers” (Los Angeles Times). A gentleman needs hobbies. For Lord Peter Wimsey—a Great War veteran with a touch of shell shock—collecting rare books, sampling fine wines, and catching criminals are all most pleasant diversions. In these Golden Age whodunits, “Lord Peter can hardly be spared from the ranks of the great detectives of the printed page” (The New York Times). Murder Must Advertise: The iron staircase at Pym’s Publicity is a deathtrap, so no one in the advertising agency is surprised when Victor Dean tumbles down it, cracking his skull. His replacement arrives just a few days later—a green copywriter named Death Bredon. Though he displays a surprising talent for selling margarine, alarm clocks, and nerve tonics, Bredon is not really there to write copy. He is, in fact, Lord Peter Wimsey, come in search of the man who pushed Dean. The Nine Tailors: During their stay in the countryside, Lord Peter and his manservant Bunter encounter hospitality, dinner, and an invitation from the local rector to go bell ringing to welcome the New Year. They also encounter murder, a mutilated corpse, and a decades-old jewel theft for which locals continue to die. In this land where bells toll for the dead, the ancient chimes never seem to stop. Gaudy Night: When mystery novelist and acquitted murder suspect Harriet Vane returns to Oxford for her college reunion, she finds that her troubles are far greater than a damaged reputation. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Wimsey for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to outwit the gentleman sleuth and his ladylove. Busman’s Holiday: A murderer kills the mood for newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane on their honeymoon, when they discover the house’s caretaker bludgeoned to death in the manor’s basement. In a house full of suspects, the only thing harder than finding the killer will be finding time to be alone.

Whose Body ?

Author: Dorothy Leigh Sayers

Publisher: Girlebooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Private investigators

Page: 191

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Murder Must Advertise

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258930

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Lord Peter Wimsey goes undercover at an ad agency to find out who pitched a copywriter down a flight of stairs—“Delightful reading” (The New York Times). The iron staircase at Pym’s Publicity is a deathtrap, and no one in the advertising agency is surprised when Victor Dean tumbles down it, cracking his skull along the way. Dean’s replacement arrives just a few days later—a green copywriter named Death Bredon. Though he displays a surprising talent for the business of selling margarine, alarm clocks, and nerve tonics, Bredon is not really there to write copy. In fact, he is really Lord Peter Wimsey, and he has come to Pym’s in search of the man who pushed Dean. As he tries to navigate the cutthroat world of London advertising, Lord Peter uncovers a mystery that touches on catapults, cocaine, and cricket. But how does one uncover a murderer in a business where it pays to have no soul? Murder Must Advertise is the 10th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.