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Everything is perfect when the newly wedded couple Lord Peter and Harriet arrive at their honeymoon cottage. The honeymoon takes an untoward turn as the house owner is found dead and they start investigating the death.
4 Lord Peter Wimsey tales, 6 Montague Egg stories, and 2 other stories from one of the great mystery writers
A fleeting killer's green mustache. A corpse clutching a note with misplaced vowels. A telephone with the unmistakable ring of death. A hopeful heir's dreams of fortune done in when nature beats him to the punch. A playwright's unwatered-down honor that is thicker than blood. In each case, the murder baffles the local authorities. For his Lordship and the spirited salesman-sleuth Montague Egg, a corpse is an intriguing invitation to unravel the postmortem puzzles of fascinating falsehoods, mysterious motives and diabolical demises.
A collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey short stories, including an introduction.
In this delightful collection of Wimsey exploits, Dorothy L. Sayers reveals a gruesome, grotesque, but absolutely bewitching side rarely shown in Lord Peter's full-length adventures. Lord Peter views the body in twelve tantalizing and bizarre ways in this outstanding collection. He deals with such marvels as the man with copper fingers, Uncle Meleager's missing will, the cat in the bag, the footsteps that ran, the stolen stomach, the man without a face. . . and with such clues as cyanide, jewels, a roast chicken, and a classic crossword puzzle. These stories contain twelve disturbing deaths, twelve perplexing puzzles-and twelve inimitable Wimsey solutions! "Dorothy L. Sayers has a fine sense of humor and a genius for creating the most unexpected situations." -The Spectator English spelling and lots of various kinds of dialect
In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane--now Lady Peter Wimsey--has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the night-time lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London.<P> Then the village's first air raid practise ends with a very real body on the ground--not a war casualty but a case of plain, old-fashioned murder. And even before the second body is found, Lord Peter Wimsey and his brilliant wife are on their way to finding the killer.
from the cover flap: 'An open-and-shut case: a man dies of arsenic poisoning; his lover admits to having bought arsenic. But when Lord Peter Wimsey meets the young woman standing trial for her life--Harriet Vane--he is certain she's innocent. Lord Peter sets out doggedly pursuing every clue, every possibility. For not only is he convinced of Harriet's innocence, he's also in love with her from the moment he first sees her testifying in court." There is a lot of dialect and English spelling of words as well as words that are unfamiliar to us, as the book was originally written in 1930. There is also a lot of humor.
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 Strong 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 wealthy old woman was dead, a trifle sooner than expected. The intricate trail of horror and senseless murder leads from a Hampshire village to London...
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