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Dorothy L. Sayers - Author

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Dorothy L Sayers was born in Oxford in 1893, and was both a classical scholar and a graduate in modern languages. As well as her popular Lord Peter Wimsey series, she wrote several religious plays, but considered her translations of Dante's Divina Commedia to be her best work. She died in 1957.

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Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates

Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers, David Stuart Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Lord Peter Wimsey, wealthy, charming and charismatic, is one of the most famous amateur detectives of the golden age of crime. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates is introduced and edited by crime writer David Stuart Davies. The fifteen short stories in this lively and witty collection, Dorothy L. Sayers's very best, celebrate the breadth of Peter Wimsey's career as London's most celebrated amateur sleuth. From the foppish man about town of 'In the Teeth of the Evidence', to the happily married man in 'The Haunted Policeman', to the father of three in 'Talboys', Wimsey kept that twinkle in his eye and the brilliance of mind that helped him spot a clue a mile off.

Whose Body?

Whose Body?

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2017

A special edition of this classic mystery novel featuring British aristocrat and sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.Sayers most renowned amateur detective, the engaging and amusing Lord Peter Wimsey, sets out to unravel a puzzling case involving the disappearance of a wealthy financier and the discovery of a nude corpse, wearing gold pince-nez, in a bathtub. He does succeed in solving things to everyones ultimate satisfaction, but only after a series of bloodcurdling and hair-raising adventures that will hold the listener spellbound with anticipation. Considered one of the top mystery authors, Dorothy L. Sayers has excelled herself in this delightfully macabre tale, a truly rare find for anyone interested in top-flight crime fiction.

Whose Body?

Whose Body?

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2017

Whose Body? is a 1923 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, which introduced the character of Lord Peter Wimsey. Wimsey's mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, telephones to say that Thipps, an architect hired to do some work on her local church, has just found a dead body wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez in the bath in his London flat. The official investigator, Inspector Sugg, suspects Thipps and his servant; Wimsey starts his own enquiry. Sir Reuben Levy, a famous financier, has disappeared from his own bedroom, and there has been a flurry of trading in some Peruvian oil shares. Inspector Parker, Wimsey's friend, is investigating this. The corpse in the bath is not Levy, but Wimsey becomes convinced that the two are linked. The trail leads to the teaching hospital near the architect's flat, and to surgeon and neurologist Sir Julian Freke, who is based there. Wimsey discovers that Freke murdered Sir Reuben and staged his 'disappearance' from home, having borne a grudge for years over Lady Levy, who chose to marry Sir Reuben rather than him - a grudge aggravated by Freke's prejudice against Jews. He also engineered the trading in oil shares, to lure Sir Reuben to his death. He dismembered Sir Reuben and gave him to his students to dissect, substituting his body for that of a pauper donated to the hospital for that purpose, who bore a superficial resemblance to Sir Reuben. The pauper's body, washed, shaved and manicured, was then carried over the roofs and dumped in Thipps' bath as a joke. Freke's belief that conscience and guilt are inconvenient physiological aberrations, which may be cut out and discarded, is an explanation for his conduct. He attempts to murder both Parker and Wimsey, and finally tries suicide when his actions are discovered, but is arrested in time.

Nine Tailors

Nine Tailors

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2016

The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations, and Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Lord Peter Wimsey, man about town and amateur sleuth, and his man Bunter, are drawn into a series of intriguing incidents after being stranded in the remote village of Fenchurch St. Paul. What is the identity of the grotesquely disfigured corpse found in the churchyard? Who murdered him and why? Perhaps the Fenchurch bells hold their own answers to the mystery... Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, this Radio 4 dramatisation was first broadcast as a weekly serial in 1980.Duration 3:15

Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries

Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2016

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.

Gaudy Night

Gaudy Night

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

The seedy underbelly of academia threatens to erupt into violence, if Lord Peter and Harriet Vane can't put a stop to it. Famous mystery writer Harriet Vane is asked to help when her alma mater becomes plagued by scandalous letters, threats, and vandalism. Fearing that things might escalate to murder, she asks Lord Peter Wimsey to assist her investigation, but his reentrance into her life brings to a head her uncertainty regarding love and marriage and Lord Peter himself. 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.

Busman's Honeymoon

Busman's Honeymoon

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

Amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey and mystery novelist Harriet Vane are finally wed, but their honeymoon is interrupted by what else? a murder that they must solve. Adapted from the play of the same name. 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.

In the Teeth of Evidence

In the Teeth of Evidence

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

A collection of short stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, Montague Egg, and others. Includes stories such as "e;Absolutely Everywhere,"e; "e;Bitter Almonds"e;, and "e;The Leopard Lady."e; 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.

Striding Folly

Striding Folly

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

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.

Wimsey Papers

Wimsey Papers

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

Choice selections from the Wimsey family's correspondence during World War II. Intended by Dorothy Sayers primarily as a form of commentary on the war, on topics ranging from British life and government to foreign powers and dreams for the post-war future, it serves as a fascinating appendix to the adventures of Lord Peter Wimsey and his companions. 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.

Whose Body

Whose Body

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

The debut of the great detective Lord Peter Wimsey. When a mysterious corpse is found in the bathtub of an architect, the official inspector is keen to blame the architect herself, but Lord Peter Wimsey isn't so sure. He sets out to discover the identity of the body, and whether or not it has a connection to another disappearance, but when he tracks down the killer, he may have met his match. 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.

Clouds of Witness

Clouds of Witness

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

Lord Peter Wimsey must untangle a web of clues, secrets, lies, and betrayals if he is to save his brother from the gallows. Lord Peter Wimsey returns from a relaxing trip to Corsica to discover that his sister's fiance has been murdered, and their brother accused of the crime. Vacation is over, and it's time for Lord Peter to get to work. As his investigations uncover more and more secrets, affairs, and lies, Lord Peter knows that he needs to straighten out the events of that fateful night, or his brother will pay the ultimate price for a crime he didn't commit. 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.

Unnatural Death

Unnatural Death

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

Solving a three-year-old murder is a daunting task, but Lord Peter Wimsey is up to the challenge. The years earlier, a elderly woman with cancer passed away suddenly. The death was ruled accidental, if surprising, and little further thought was given. But Lord Peter Wimsey isn't so sure he suspects foul play, and has to dig into the past to find out the truth. 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 Views the Body

Lord Peter Views the Body

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

The first collection of Lord Peter Wimsey short stories. In this collection brilliant amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey tackles a variety of confounding cases, covering everything from crossword puzzles to a spectral carriage. 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.

Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

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.

Strong Poison

Strong Poison

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

Lord Peter Wimsey is an expert at solving crimes, but how will he do with a deep and sudden case of love? When Harriet Vane, a famous mystery novelist, is accused of murdering her former lover, Lord Peter Wimsey sets out to prove her innocence. But as the evidence of her guilt grow, his growing love for Harriet may prove to cloud his judgement. 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.

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