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. The twelfth book featuring Lord Peter (the third novel to feature Harriet Vane) is set in an Oxford women's college.
Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college.
Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back . . .
At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters
obscene graffiti, poison pen letters and a disgusting effigy when she
arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the 'Gaudy' celebrations.
But soon, Harriet realises that she is not the only target of this murderous
malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help.
'I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a
wonderful eye for detail' P. D. James
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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.