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Dorothy L. Sayers - In the Teeth of the Evidence
All that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams. In the driving seat of the burnt-out car were the remains of a body... An accident, said the police. An accident, said the widow. She had been warning her husband about the danger of the car for months. Murder, said the famous detective Lord Peter Wimsey - and proceeded to track down the killer. This is vintage Sayers, a collection of her finest crime and detection stories.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Unnatural Death
'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?
Dorothy L. Sayers - Have His Carcase
Have his carcase if you would. Harriet Vane wouldn't. Being a detective writer, she did not care to become involved with the body on the beach, even though she was escaping an unhappy love affair. But from the moment she photographed the corpse, which soon disappeared with the tide, she was puzzled by a mystery which might have been suicide, murder, or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend, the incredible Lord Peter Wimsey, she found a reason for detective pursuit -- as only the two could pursue it.
Dorothy L. Sayers - The Five Red Herrings
During a painting retreat, a killer takes a creative approach to the ancient art of murder The majestic landscape of the Scottish coast has attracted artists and fishermen for centuries. In the idyllic village of Kirkcudbright, every resident and visitor has 2 things in common: They either fish or paint (or do both), and they all hate Sandy Campbell. Though a fair painter, he is a rotten human being, and cannot enter a pub without raising the blood pressure of everybody there. No one weeps when he dies. Campbell’s body is found at the bottom of a steep hill, and his easel stands at the top, suggesting that he took a tumble while painting. But something about the death doesn’t sit right with gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. No one in Kirkcudbright liked Campbell, and 6 hated him enough to become suspects; 5 are innocent, and the other is the perpetrator of the most ingenious murder Lord Peter has ever encountered. The Five Red Herrings is the 7th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates
Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Lord Peter Wimsey, wealthy, charming and charismatic, is one of the most famous amateur detectives of the golden age of crime. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition is introduced and edited by crime writer David Stuart Davies. The fifteen stories in this lively and witty collection, Dorothy L. Sayers’s very best, celebrate the breadth of Peter Wimsey’s career as London’s most celebrated amateur sleuth. From the foppish man about town of 'In the Teeth of the Evidence', to the happily married man in 'The Haunted Policeman', to the father of three in 'Talboys', Wimsey kept that twinkle in his eye and the brilliance of mind that helped him spot a clue a mile off.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Lord Peter Views the Body
Lord Peter here puzzles his way through such mysteries as 'The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers' and 'The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag', besides many others. Without doubt Lord Peter Wimsey is one of the greatest fiction detectives of this century, and this fascinating collection only further demonstrates the fact. This book is a necessity for both established readers, and newcomers.
Dorothy L. Sayers - The Travelling Rug
In this previously unpublished short story you will encounter one of Sayers's most intrepid detectives in the person of Miss Jane Eurydice Judkin. As the newly hired house-parlourmaid at remote Mannering House, Judkin strives to keep her new mistress content, a cheeky chauffeur at bay, all the while unraveling the machinations of a mysterious poltergeist that seems to hold the entire household in a grip of anxious fear.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Busman's Honeymoon
Lord Peter Wimsey arranges a quiet country honeymoon with Harriet Vane, but what should have been an idyllic holiday in an ancient farmhouse takes on a new and unwelcome aspect with the discovery of the previous owner’s body in the cellar. Variously described as a love story with detective interruptions and a detective story with romantic interruptions, _Busman's Honeymoon_ lives up to both these descriptions with style and ease.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Strong Poison
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. 'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters
Dorothy L. Sayers - Sayers on Holmes
Sayers on Holmes collects the writings of Dorothy L. Sayers on the subject of Sherlock Holmes. In "Sherlock Holmes and His Influence," Sayers examines how the Sherlock Holmes stories affected the genre of detective fiction. In "The Dates in 'The Red-Headed League'" she discusses the contradictory dates in the Holmes story. In "Holmes' College Career" Sayers determines which university Holmes attended--Oxford or Cambridge--and speculates on a birth year for Holmes. "Dr. Watson's Christian Name" represents an effort by Sayers to solve the problem that Watson is called by different first names in different Holmesian stories. "Dr. Watson, Widower," is concerned with the speculation on Dr. Watson's possible multiple marriages. In addition, published here for the first time is the script she wrote for a radio production, "A Tribute to Sherlock Holmes on the Occasion of his 100th Birthday," in which the young Lord Peter Wimsey consults Sherlock Holmes.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Jill Paton Walsh - Thrones, Dominations
It is 1936 and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane. As they become part of fashionable London society they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impressario husband Laurence. Unlike the Wimseys, they are not in love - and all too soon, one of them is dead. A murder case that only Lord Peter Wimsey can solve.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Gaudy Night
When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters, including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Whose Body?
There's a dead body in his bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth, who debuted in this 1923 novel. Written by a master of the detective story, this atmospheric tale abounds in the cozy delights of an English murder mystery.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Clouds of Witness
The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords. Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair. The murder took place at the duke's shooting lodge and Lord Peter's sister was engaged to marry the dead man. But why does the duke refuse to co-operate with the investigation? Can he really be guilty, or is he covering up for someone? 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James
Dorothy L. Sayers - Creed or Chaos?
Today you hear it even from many well-meaning Christians: "It doesn't really matter what you believe, so long as you're sincere." These pages demonstrate that such a "doctrineless Christianity" is not merely impossible; it's dangerous. Indeed, argues author Dorothy L. Sayers, if Christians don't steep themselves in doctrine, then the Christian Faith - and the world outside the Faith - will descend into chaos. It's a surprising argument these days, but once you've finished these lucid and often witty pages, you'll agree with Sayers that dogma is no exercise in hair-splitting about insignificant matters; it's a vibrant window into the splendor of God's truth, a window that each Christian soul needs. Doctrine is vital to your faith, to my faith, and even to the faith of the simplest believers. Each of us must make a stark choice: creed . . . or chaos! These pages show why there's no way you can avoid that choice - and they help you to choose wisely.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Robert Eustace - The Documents in the Case
The bed was broken and tilted grotesquely sideways. Harrison was sprawled over in a huddle of soiled blankets. His mouth was twisted unpleasantly, and only the whites of his eyes showed. Harrison had been an expert on deadly fungi. How was it then that he had eaten a large quantity of the death-dealing muscarine? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? Was it hatred of his father's second wife, Margaret Harrison, that caused Paul to send the incriminating document to the Director of Public Prosecutions?
Dorothy L. Sayers - The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
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? This sinister case takes Dorothy L. Sayers' unique detective from London to Paris and finally back to hushed dignity of the Bellona Club itself.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Hangman's Holiday
Amusing and absolutely appalling things happen on the way to the gallows when murder meets Lord Peter Wimsey and the delightful working-class sleuth Montague Egg. This sumptuous feast of criminal doings and undoings includes a vintage double identity and a horrid incident of feline assassination that will tease the minds of cat-lovers everywhere. Not to be missed are "The Incredible Elopement of Peter Wimsey" (with a lovely American woman-turned-zombie) and eight more puzzlers penned in inimitable style by the mistress of murder.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Aki királynak született
Sayers, Jézus életéről írt hangjátéksorozatát először 1941–42-ben mutatta be a BBC, és azóta is rendszeresen műsorra tűzi. E tizenkét mesteri színdarab képes új életre kelteni a jól ismert evangéliumi történetet. Kiderül, hogy igazi drámával van dolgunk: hús-vér szereplőkkel, sok feszültséggel, vívódással, mélységgel és magassággal, szenvedéssel és beteljesüléssel. “Az Aki királynak született… szerintem telitalálat. Nem egyszer valódi (és forró!) könnyeket ontottam olvasás közben, Mauriac Jézus élete óta semmi így meg nem indított… Még nagyon sokszor el fogom olvasni…” - C. S. Lewis
Dorothy L. Sayers - Kilenc ütés egy ember
Lord Sessay, az elegáns angol arisztokrata Dorothy L. Sayers bűnűgyi regényeinek Hercule Poirot-ja. Legalábbis ami nyomozói ösztönét és zsenialitását illeti. Történetünk kezdetén, valamikor a húszas évek egyik szilveszterestéjén inasával ott reked egy eldugott kelet-angliai kis faluban, amely meglepően szép, hatalmas ódon templommal büszkélkedhet. Annak tornyában időről időre nyolc harang várja évszázadok óta, hogy jeles alkalmakkor megszólaltassák. Nem akármilyen harangok ezek, mindegyiknek saját neve, története és lelke van. S titka is amelyet együtt őriznek a félhomályos harangszobába zárva. A tiszteletet parancsoló ércóriások az óév éjjelén némák maradnának, nem köszöntenék az új esztendőt, ha a lord nem kényszerül megszállni a hóval körülzárt falu lelkes tiszteletesénél. A nyolc harangozó egyikét váratlanul súlyos betegség döntötte ágynak, és ha nem lenne kéznél Lord Sessay, aki valaha szintén jeleskedett a híres angol váltóharangozásban, a téli szél nem vinne zúgó harangszót a Sárrét fölött január első hajnalán. Ekkor még senki sem sejti, hogy hamarosan szükség lesz a lord nyomozói tehetségére is. Néhány nap múlva ugyanis egy holttestre bukkan a helybeli sírásó. megfelelő helyen, a temetőkertben, csakhogy az eltorzult, felismerhetetlen tetem illetéktelenül került oda.
Dorothy L. Sayers - Murder Must Advertise
Pym’s Publicity is an Advertising Agency with a secret. Victor Dean broke his neck falling down the stairs, and it could have been an accident. But a harassed Managing-Director thinks otherwise, and calls in Lord Peter Wimsey to investigate. Before Wimsey uncovers the truth however, five people die – for the secret of Pym’s is a deadly one, involving ruthless men who will kill – and kill again – to protect themselves.
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