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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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Dorothy Leigh Sayers - Whose Body?
Dorothy Leigh Sayers - Nov 07, 2016 (first published in 1923)
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The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder -- especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who...
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Clouds of Witness
Dorothy L. Sayers - Oct 05, 2018 (first published in 1926)
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Peter's and Mary's older brother, the Duke of Denver, is charged with wilful murder and put on trial in the House of Lords. How can detective Lord Peter proceed when it's a murder in his own family potentially by his own brother? ...
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Unnatural Death
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jul 31, 2012 (first published in 1927)
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When a terminally ill woman dies much earlier than expected, Lord Peter suspects murder...Though never quick-witted, Agatha Dawson had an iron constitution and a will to fight that never abated in her old age. Even after three operations failed to rid her of her cancer, she refused to give in. But as her body began to weaken, she accused lawyers, n...
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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jan 29, 2019 (first published in 1928)
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90-year-old General Fendman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died - and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance. Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills to unravel the mysteries of why the General's lapel was without a red poppy on Armistice Day, how the club's te...
Book 5
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Strong Poison
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jul 31, 2012 (first published in 1930)
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An alternative cover edition for this ASIN can be found hereMystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her fiancé died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman's noose in mind. But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to find her innocent—as determined as he was to make her his wife....
Book 6
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The Five Red Herrings
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jul 31, 2012 (first published in 1931)
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A must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey is the immortal amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers....
Book 7
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Have His Carcase
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jul 31, 2012 (first published in 1932)
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Mystery writer Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach -- deserted but for the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut.From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide, murder or a political...
Book 8
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Murder Must Advertise
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jul 31, 2012 (first published in 1933)
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The ad men at Pym’s can sell anything—even murder...The iron staircase at Pym’s Publicity is a deathtrap, and no one in the advertising agency is surprised when Victor Dean tumbles down it, cracking his skull along the way. Dean’s replacement arrives just a few days later—a green copywriter named Death Bredon. Though he displays a surprising talent...
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The Nine Tailors
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jan 31, 2019 (first published in 1934)
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It was a corpse, disfigured and unrecognisable. The sexton found it, and appropriately it was in the churchyard. The Nine Tailors is one of Dorothy Sayers' finest books of detection, featuring her internationally famous detective creation, Lord Peter Wimsey....
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Gaudy Night
Dorothy L. Sayers - Apr 09, 2020 (first published in 1935)
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The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction’s most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers’s work, praising her “great fertility of invention, ingenuity, a...
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Book 11
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Busman's Honeymoon
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jul 31, 2012 (first published in 1937)
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Married at last, Lord Peter and Harriet find their honeymoon interrupted by a killer...It took several near-death experiences for Lord Peter Wimsey to convince Harriet Vane to be his wife, but she has finally relented. When the dapper detective marries Britain’s most popular mystery author—just a few short years after rescuing her from the hangman’...