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 15th book featuring Lord Peter (the fourth book with Harriet Vane) has three shorter tales.
Three of Lord Peter Wimsey's most baffling cases demonstrate his unique
detection skills at their most spectacular.
The engima of a house numbered thirteen in a street of even numbers; an
indignant child accused of theft, a dream about a game of chess that uncovers
the true story behind a violent death. Each of the stories introduces a different
side of the twentieth century's most ingenious detective hero.
This book also features a biographical essay by Janet Hitchman, Sayers' first
'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.