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 third appearance is a story of murder in a most respectable seaside resort.
'No sign of foul play,' says Dr Carr after the post-mortem on Agatha Dawson. The
case is closed. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not satisfied . . .
With no clues to work on, he begins his own investigation. No clues, that is, until
the sudden, senseless murder of Agatha's maid. What is going on in the mysterious
Mrs Forrest's Mayfair flat? And can Wimsey catch a desperate murderer before he
himself becomes one of the victims?
'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' 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
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.