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 tenth appearance, he takes a job as an advertising copywriter to expose a ruthless killer.
Victor Dean fell to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency,
but no one seems to be sorry. Until an inquisitive new copywriter joins
the firm and asks some awkward questions...
Disguised as his disreputable cousin Death Bredon, Lord Peter Wimsey
takes a job - one that soon draws him into a vicious network of blackmailers
and drug pedlars.
Five people will die before Wimsey unravels a sinister and deadly plot.
'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent
to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters
(P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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.