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. His sixth appearance introduces Harriet Vane - the love of his life - and her trial for the murder of her lover.
Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane is not guilty of murder -
or find the real poisoner in time to save her from the gallows?
Impossible, it seems. The Crown's case is watertight. The police are
adamant that the right person is on trial. The judge's summing-up is also
clear. Harriet Vane is guilty of the killing her lover. And Harriet Vane shall
But the jury disagrees.
'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare
talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters
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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.