Dorothy L. Sayers: The Complete Stories

Front Cover
Harper Collins, Jul 23, 2002 - Fiction - 816 pages
1 Review

Gathered here for the first time in one volume are all the short stories by the legendary mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers. In this beguiling collection, Sayers conveys in her incomparable way the gruesome, the grotesque, and the bewitching.

Here is the inimitable aristocrat, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of fiction's most popular detectives of all time, up to his usual exploits as he solves tantalizing puzzles, as only he can. And then there's the clever working-class salesman-sleuth, Montague Egg, who uses his everyday smarts to solve the cases that baffle the professionals.

A sumptuous feast of criminal doings and undoings, Dorothy L. Sayers: The Complete Stories is a mystery lover's treasure trove of the amusing and appalling things that happen on the way to the gallows.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Complete Stories

User Review  - J. Aleksandr Wootton - Goodreads

Out of this collection, I read only the Lord Peter Wimsey stories. I enjoyed them, but was disappointed by an apparent lack of deeper content. They make for fun reading - good mysteries here - but all ... Read full review

Contents

Sleuths on the Scent
486
Murder in the Morning
498
One Too Many
510
Murder at Pentecost
522
Mahershalalhashbaz
535
A Shot at Goal
547
Dirt Cheap
560
Bitter Almonds
573

The Learned Adventure of the Dragons Head
178
The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach
201
The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face
224
The Adventurous Exploit
255
The Image in the Mirror
290
The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey
317
The Queens Square
345
The Necklace of Pearls
364
In the Teeth of the Evidence
376
Absolutely Elsewhere
392
Striding Folly
409
The Haunted Policeman
424
Talboys
447
The Poisoned Dow 08
473
False Weight
587
The Professors Manuscript
599
The Man Who Knew How
613
The Fountain Plays
628
The MilkBottles
643
Dilemma
654
An Arrow oer the House
663
Scrawns
676
Nebuchadnezzar
691
Blood Sacrifice
716
Suspicion
744
The Leopard Lady
762
The Cyprian Cat
783
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

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.

Bibliographic information