Four complete Lord Peter Wimsey novels

Front Cover
Avenel Books, 1982 - Fiction - 736 pages
3 Reviews
"Gaudy Night" -- When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, the prim academic setting is haunted by bizarre pranks, some threatening murder. In a nightmare of romance and terror, there are only shreds of clues for Harriet and her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Of course I've read these stories several times, which is why I wanted to buy them in hardcover format. I'll not review the individual stories here, Just know that they are all delightful enough to ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Gaudy Night was actually the first Sayers novel I ever read, and still my favorite, but I don't recommend reading it first. At the very least, before tackling it, I'd read the two previous novels ... Read full review



26 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1982)

Dorothy L. Sayers is the author of novels, short stories, poetry collections, essays, reviews and translations. Although she was a noted Christian scholar, she is most known for her detective fiction. Born in 1893, she was one of the first women to be awarded a degree from Oxford University. Her first book featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, "Whose Body?, " was published in 1923 and over the next 20 years more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared. Dorothy L. Sayers is recognized as one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century.

Letter from the Editor:

Dorothy L. Sayers is recognized as one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century. In 1923, "Whose Body?, " her first book, featuring the aristocratic amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, was published, and over the next 20 years more novels and short stories appeared. All 15 of Sayers' mysteries are available from HarperPaperbacks.

Now there is a new Dorothy L. Sayers novel. A long-lost partial manuscript titled "Thrones, Dominions" was discovered last year, and acclaimed mystery writer Jill Paton Walsh has completed it. St. Martin's Press will publish this book in February. This is a signal publishing event, and HarperCollins congratulates St. Martin's Press.

We are sure that "Thrones, Dominions" will delight Sayers' fans and find new ones for her, and in the process whet appetites for Sayers' other mysteries. A list of these books is attached. In the words of Dorothy L. Sayers herself, "Murder must advertise." So, in addition to an announcement about "Thrones, Dominions" in a recent issue of "Publisher's Weekly, " the next edition of the HarperCollins mystery newsletter, "Deadline, " will include a piece on the Sayers books, as will St. Martin's Press' newsletter, "Murder at the Flatiron Building." HarperCollins will also feature information about the Sayers' backlist on its web page.

Dorothy L. Sayers died in 1957, but her books continue to enthrall readers today. Please help us celebrate the doyenne of the Golden Age of the Mystery, Dorothy L. Sayers.