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. In his 8th appearance (and the second book featuring Harriet Vane) he solves a murder on a deserted English beach. With an introduction by Elizabeth George.
A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover
the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear . . .
The young woman is the celebrated detective novelist Harriet Vane, once
again drawn against her will into a murder investigation in which she herself
could be a suspect.
Lord Peter Wimsey is only too eager to help her clear her name.
'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.