The tenth book in the classic British detective series featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, with a new introduction by bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson.
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.
I admire her novels ... she has a 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.