Whose Body?

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611242X

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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There's a dead body in his bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth, who debuted in this 1923 novel.


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.

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.

Clouds of Witness

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061043532

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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When his future brother-in-law is murdered during a country retreat, Lord Peter Wimsey is shocked when his brother is accused and seeks the truth in a letter from Egypt, a suitcase-bearing fiance+a7e, and a second murder attempt. Reissue.

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.

Strong Poison

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061043508

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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When her fiance+a7 is murdered, mystery novelist Harriet Vane becomes the chief suspect due to her expert knowledge on poison, but Lord Peter Wimsey, prompted by his love for Harriet, vows to clear her name. Reprint.

The Five Red Herrings

5 Red Herrings

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006104363X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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When an artist is found dead at the bottom of a cliff where he had been painting, a masterpiece in mystery arises, with six artists as suspects, five of them "red herrings" and one a murderer who baffles even Lord Peter Wimsey. Reprint. NYT.

Lord Peter

A Collection of All the Lord Peter Wimsey Stories

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060913800

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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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.

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 0771060416

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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Unpleasantness may be an understatement when there is murder afoot. Lady Dormer has a singularly strange will – if she dies before her brother, his grandson’s will inherit a considerable fortune, but if she passes first, the money will go to the young artist that she has sponsored. Strange, yes, but relatively simple, until both parties pass on the same morning. It’s up to Lord Peter Wimsey to determine the exact timing, and events, surrounding their deaths – a task that becomes more complicated when he starts to suspect foul play. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Nine Tailors

Author: Dorothy Leigh Sayers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156658997

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

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Tale of suspense in which the famous Lord Peter Wimsey is called upon to solve the murder of an unknown man in East Anglia

Busman's Honeymoon

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258965

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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In this installment of the “literate and delightful” Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, Harriet Vane’s honeymoon with the dapper British detective is marred by murder (Chicago Tribune). It took several near-death experiences for Lord Peter Wimsey to convince Harriet Vane to be his wife, but she has finally relented. When the dapper detective marries Britain’s most popular mystery author—just a few short years after rescuing her from the hangman’s noose—the press could not be more excited. But Lord Peter and his bride have no interest in spending their wedding night surrounded by reporters. They sneak out of their own reception to begin their honeymoon early, out of sight of the world. Unfortunately, for some couples, calamity is inescapable. On their 1st morning together, the newlyweds discover the house’s caretaker bludgeoned to death in the manor’s basement. If they thought finding a few minutes alone was difficult, they’re up against even steeper odds. In a house full of suspects, identifying the killer won’t be easy. Busman’s Honeymoon is the 13th 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.

Thrones, Dominations

A Lord Peter Wimsey / Harriet Vane Mystery

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers,Jill Paton Walsh

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429913738

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Deemed "one of the greatest mystery writers of this century" by the Los Angeles Times, Dorothy L. Sayers first captivated readers nearly seventy years ago with her beloved sleuths Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in the novel Stong Poison. In Busmans's Honeymoon, her last completed Wimsey/Vane novel, Lord Peter and Harriet culminated their partnership with marriage. Now Thrones, Dominations, Sayers' uncompleted last novel, satisfies the vast readership hungry to know what happened after the honeymoon. Here award-winning author Jill Paton Walsh picks up where Sayers left off, bringing Wimsey and Vane brilliantly to life in Sayers' unmistakable voice. Readers and reviewers are rejoicing at the return of this delightful sleuthing couple--as adept at solving a baffling murder mystery as they are a balancing the delicate demands of their loving union.

The Late Scholar

Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Investigate

Author: Jill Paton Walsh,Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250032784

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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When a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"—charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife, Harriet, to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage. At first, the dispute seems a simple difference of opinion about a valuable manuscript that some of the Fellows regard as nothing but an insurance liability, which should be sold to finance a speculative purchase of land. The voting is evenly balanced. The Warden would normally cast the deciding vote, but he has disappeared. And when several of the Fellows unexpectedly die as well, Lord Peter and Harriet set off on an investigation to uncover what is really going on at St. Severin's. With this return in The Late Scholar to the Oxford of Gaudy Night, which many readers regard as their favorite of Sayers's original series, Jill Paton Walsh at once revives the wit and brilliant plotting of the Golden Age of detective fiction.

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.

The Attenbury Emeralds

Author: Jill Paton Walsh

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1848944667

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury emeralds. The recovery of the magnificent gem in Lord Attenbury's most dazzling heirloom made headlines - and launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a detective. Now it is 1951: a happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Then the new young Lord Attenbury - grandson of Lord Peter's first client - seeks his help again, this time to prove who owns the gigantic emerald that Wimsey last saw in 1921. It will be the most intricate and challenging mystery he has ever faced . . . Since the publication of A Presumption of Death, which was set in 1941 in the wartime English countryside, readers have been eagerly asking for this story - a wholly original and utterly engrossing new detective adventure.

Striding Folly

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 0771060262

Category: Fiction

Page: 18

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One of the final short stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, British gentleman and amateur detective. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Lord Peter Wimsey: The Complete Short Stories

Author: Dorothy L Sayers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473657644

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Discover Dorothy L. Sayers' inimitable Golden Age detective in this newly published collection of the complete Lord Peter Wimsey stories. Presented in chronological order, these short stories see Lord Peter Wimsey bringing his trademark wit and unique detection skills to all manner of mysteries. From poisoned port to murder in fancy dress, Wimsey draws on his many skills - including his expertise in fine wine and appreciation of fine art - to solve cases far and wide, some even taking him to foreign countries and unexpected hiding places in pursuit of miscreants and murderers. Containing 21 stories taken from Lord Peter Views the Body, Hangman's Holiday, In the Teeth of the Evidence and Striding Folly, now published together for the first time in one volume, this is the ultimate collection for fans of classic detective fiction and Dorothy L. Sayers. 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James

The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 0771060009

Category: Fiction

Page: 3890

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A massive collection of novels and stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, British gentleman and amateur detective. Includes novels such as Whose Body?, Murder Must Advertise, Striding Folly, and Gaudy Night. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.