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Lord Peter Wimsey Series

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Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey is a bon vivant sleuth in a series of detective novels and short stories by Dorothy L. Sayers, in which he solves mysteries — usually but not always murders. The novels are set in Britain contemporaneously with when they were written, from the early 1920s to the late 1930s; Sayers returned to Wimsey was the 1942 short story…
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Book 1
Dorothy Leigh Sayers - Whose Body?
Dorothy Leigh Sayers - 1995-07-11 (first published in 1923)
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A body appears in a bathtub adorned with gold pince-nez and a shaved face. The police believe the victim to be a wealthy financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, amateur detective, disagrees. He sets out to unveil the truth behind the murder in this intriguing and grisly thriller.
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Book 2
Clouds of Witness
Dorothy L. Sayers - 1995-06-28 (first published in 1926)
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A murder within the family leads detective Lord Peter on a challenging investigation, as his own brother, the Duke of Denver, is charged with wilful murder and put on trial in the House of Lords. With the stakes high and the outcome uncertain, Lord Peter must use all his skills to uncover the truth and clear his family's name.
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Book 3
Unnatural Death
Dorothy L. Sayers - 1995-07-11 (first published in 1927)
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A terminally ill woman dies unexpectedly, and Lord Peter suspects murder. When Agatha Dawson refuses to give in to cancer, she accuses lawyers, nurses, and doctors of trying to kill her and snatch her fortune. The town physician gives her six months to live, but three days later, she is dead. Lord Peter looks into the matter, only to find that death stalks all those who might testify.
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Book 4
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
Dorothy L. Sayers - 1995-05-10 (first published in 1928)
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This mystery book follows Lord Peter Wimsey as he works to solve the peculiar circumstances surrounding the death of a wealthy elderly man. With a half-million-pound inheritance at stake, Wimsey must unravel mysterious clues surrounding the absence of a red poppy, a fixed telephone, and a swinging knee. Will he be able to crack the case?
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Book 5
Strong Poison
Dorothy L. Sayers - 1987-10-01 (first published in 1930)
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This classic mystery novel follows novelist Harriet Vane as she faces potential execution for her fiance's murder, which resembles the plot of one of her own books. Lord Peter Wimsey is committed to proving her innocence and winning her heart. Full of intrigue and romance, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
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Book 6
The Five Red Herrings
Dorothy L. Sayers - 2012-07-31 (first published in 1931)
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This classic mystery novel will have fans of Agatha Christie and Margery Allingham hooked. Follow the brilliant amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey as he unravels the truth behind an artist's death in a tight-knit community of artists. But with six suspects and five red herrings, can he uncover the real culprit?
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Book 7
Have His Carcase
Dorothy L. Sayers - 2012-07-31 (first published in 1932)
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A mystery writer stumbles upon a bearded young man with his throat cut on a deserted beach. Was it suicide, murder, or political? As she seeks to unravel the mystery, she enlists the help of her friend Lord Peter Wimsey. Will they be able to solve the case?
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Book 8
Murder Must Advertise
Dorothy L. Sayers - 1995-05-10 (first published in 1933)
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An advertising agency is used to selling the impossible, but can they sell murder? Pym's Publicity is rocked when a man falls to his death down their deadly iron staircase. Enter Death Bredon, a talented copywriter and, in reality, Lord Peter Wimsey. As he navigates the cutthroat world of advertising, he seeks the truth about the suspicious death. With mystery, intrigue, and even catapults, this book is a unique thriller set in the world of London advertising.
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Book 9
The Nine Tailors
Dorothy L. Sayers - 1989-01-01 (first published in 1934)
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Murder strikes at a churchyard in The Nine Tailors, one of Dorothy L. Sayers' most acclaimed detective novels featuring the beloved Lord Peter Wimsey. A mysterious corpse is discovered, and it's up to Lord Peter to crack the case.
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
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