Twelve cases of murder, and each a mystery for Lord Peter. As he gathers his clues, he reveals a gruesome but absolutely bewitching side rarely shown to readers in his full-length adventures. Originally published in 1928.
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Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.From AudioFile:
One wonders whether Dorothy Sayers considered naming her famous detective Lord Peter WHIMSY, for, clearly, whimsy is very much a part of her loving attitude toward Wimsey. She is wry, he is wry; she clever, he clever; she likable, he likable. In these nine delightful stories Wimsey's many qualities come to the fore, including his skill at lying, housebreaking, exceeding the speed limit, impersonation, cheating at poker, all in the name of solving crimes. Though he may at times be a bit slick and leap too adroitly to the solution, he is always engaging and made more so by the splendid narration of Ian Carmichael (who has portrayed Wimsey on television). Carmichael reads the many different characters well but is especially fine on Lord Peter himself, fully capturing his British upper-class confidence and his noblesse oblige toward those whose problems he encounters. One can imagine Sayers, Wimsey, and Carmichael being fond of each other's company, and listeners will enjoy that trio's companionship also. T. H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Perennial, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060923954
Book Description Perennial, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060923954