In a shocking scandal, the likes of which has not been seen in the English aristocracy since the eighteenth century, the Duke of Denver stands accused of the foul murder or his sisters fiancé, shot through the heart on a cold, lonely night at Riddlesdale Hall in Yorkshire. The dukes brother, Lord Peter Wimsey, attempts to prove Denvers innocence, but why is the duke refusing to cooperate? And what does his sister, Lady Mary, know about the affair? Trying to reveal the truth, Wimsey uncovers a web of lies and deceit within the family and finds himself faced with the unhappy alternative of sending either his brother or his sister to the gallowsuntil he himself becomes a target.
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The fiancÚ of Lord Peter's sister, Lady Mary Wimsey, is found dead outside the conservatory of the family's shooting lodge in Yorkshire. Peter and Mary's elder brother, the Duke of Denver, is charged with willful murder and put on trial in the House of Lords.
Clouds of Witness is a 1926 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, the second in her series featuring Lord Peter Wimsey.
It was adapted for television in 1972, as part of a series starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter.
After the events of Whose Body? (the first mystery novel introducing Lord Peter Wimsey), Lord Peter who was in great need of a revitalizing break, escapes to Corsica for an extended holiday. When returning from his long and refreshing holiday he was taken aback by the news of the murder of his sister's fiancee. Gerald, brother of Peter and Duke of Denver has been accused of this murder. Now Peter has to find out who is the real murderer and set his brother free from accusations and jail.
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