The sixth book in the classic British detective series featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, with a new introduction by actor Edward Petherbridge who played Wimsey in the classic 1980s TV series.
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 hang.
But the jury disagrees.
I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail. - P.D. James
She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller. - Minette Walters
D. 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.