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 fourth appearance solves the mystery of a of sudden death in a gentleman's club in London.
Lord Peter Wimsey bent down over General Fentiman and drew the
Morning Post gently away from the gnarled old hands. Then, with a
quick jerk, he lifted the quiet figure. It came up all of a piece, stiff as a
wooden doll . . .
But how did the general die? Who was the mysterious Mr X who fled
when he was wanted for questioning? And which of the general's heirs,
both members of the Bellona Club, is lying?
'I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a
wonderful eye for detail' Ruth Rendell
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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.