The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His eighth appearance takes him to an artists' colony (based on a real one) in Scotland during the 1920s.
Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger,
the fall, down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth.
But was it an accident - or murder? Six members of the close-knit Galloway
artists' colony do not regret Campbell's death.
Five of them are red herrings.
'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent
to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters
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She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.
I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail
D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers. - Daily Telegraph
A truly great storyteller
Dorothy L Sayers was born in Oxford in 1893, and was both a classical scholar and a graduate in modern languages. As well as her popular Lord Peter Wimsey series, she wrote several religious plays, but considered her translations of Dante's Divina Commedia to be her best work. She died in 1957.