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. This book of short stories is his ninth appearance and also introduces another detective, Montague Egg.
Poisoned port . . . pet cats in peril . . . purloined pearls . . .
Lord Peter Wimsey solves the mysteries of the man who was blown
into the fourth dimension and the murder in fancy dress. He pursues
miscreants across several countries and into unexpected hiding places.
Dorothy L. Sayers' other detective, Montague Egg, encounters a fugitive
murderer and uncovers a killer in an Oxford cloister. The travelling salesman
extraordinaire solves puzzles with a unique combination of matter-of-fact
practicality and brilliant deduction.
'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.