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 14th book featuring Lord Peter is a collection of short stories: 17 little masterpieces of crime writing.
All that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams.
In the driving seat of the burnt-out car were the remains of a body . . .
An accident, said the police. An accident, said the widow. She had been warning
her husband about the danger of the car for months.
Murder, said the famous detective Lord Peter Wimsey - and proceeded to track down
'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.