Lord Peter: A Collection of All the Lord Peter Wimsey Stories

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Harper Collins, Oct 22, 1986 - Fiction - 496 pages
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One of the founding mothers of mystery, Dorothy Sayers first introduced the popular character Lord Peter Wimsey in 1923 with the publication of Whose Body? Over the next twenty years, more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared, each one as cunningly written as the next.Now in single volume, here are all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories, a treasure for any mystery lover. From "The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag" to "The Image in the Mirror" and "Talboys," this collection is Lord Peter at his best -- and a true testament to the art of detective fiction.


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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

I didn't finish the book, so maybe the other stories are different. I was left with the feeling that Dorothy Sayers is too clever by half. The stories frequently use sometimes obscure scientific ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

I picked this up a year or so ago and *hated* the first story I read, which I thought priggishly class conscious. After reading the Wimsey novels, I liked the stories a great deal more, and would recommend them only after a reader has read at least one or two of Sayers's novels. Read full review


Introduction by James Sandoe vii
The Entertaining Episode of the Article
The Fascinating Problem of Uncle
The Fantastic Horror of the
The Unprincipled Affair of
The Undignified Melodrama of
The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps
The Bibulous Business of a Matter
The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave
The Image in the Mirror 292
The Incredible Elopement
The Queens Square 348
The Necklace of Pearls 368
In the Teeth of the Evidence 380
Absolutely Elsewhere 396
Striding Folly 413

The Learned Adventure of
Stomach 203
The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with
The Haunted Policeman 428
Talboys 451

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About the author (1986)

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.

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