The fourteenth book in the classic British detective series featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, with a new introduction by crime writer Elizabeth George.
Dorothy L Sayers' amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey returns in this collection of mysteries, introduced by crime writer Elizabeth George. A must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries.
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 the killer.
She brought to the detective novel orginality, intelligence, energy and wit - P. D. James
I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail - Ruth Rendell
A truly great storyteller - Minette Walters
Dorothy L Sayers is one of the best detective story writers - Daily Telegraph
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.