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Gaudy Night
  • Author : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008672498
  • Reader Reviews : 70
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Attending a college reunion at Oxford, Harriet Vane receives mysterious messages that call her a murderer

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    Gaudy Night
  • Author : Dorothy L Sayers
  • Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1473621402
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  • Genre : Books
  • The twelfth book in Dorothy L Sayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series, introduced by actress Dame Harriet Mary Walter, DBE - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back . . . At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters obscene graffiti, poison pen letters and a disgusting effigy when she arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the 'Gaudy' celebrations. But soon, Harriet realises that she is not the only target of this murderous malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help.

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    Gaudy Night
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066355661
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy L. Sayers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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    Gaudy Night
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 716
  • ISBN : 9781453258958
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Oxford is full of memories—and threats of murder—for Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey in this mystery that “stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels” (The Times Literary Supplement). Since she graduated from Oxford’s Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her. Putting aside her lingering shame from the trial, Harriet returns to Oxford for her college reunion with her head held high—only to find that her life is in danger once again. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Lord Peter for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to match Lord Peter and the daring Harriet. Gaudy Night is the 12th 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.

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    The Mutual Admiration Society
  • Author : Mo Moulton
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781541644465
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • A group biography of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oxford women who stood at the vanguard of equal rights Dorothy L. Sayers is now famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane detective series, but she was equally well known during her life for an essay asking "Are Women Human?" Women's rights were expanding rapidly during Sayers's lifetime; she and her friends were some of the first women to receive degrees from Oxford. Yet, as historian Mo Moulton reveals, it was clear from the many professional and personal obstacles they faced that society was not ready to concede that women were indeed fully human. Dubbing themselves the Mutual Admiration Society, Sayers and her classmates remained lifelong friends and collaborators as they fought for a truly democratic culture that acknowledged their equal humanity. A celebration of feminism and female friendship, The Mutual Admiration Society offers crucial insight into Dorothy L. Sayers and her world.

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    The Nine Tailors
  • Author : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0156658992
  • Reader Reviews : 62
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bell strokes toll out the death of an unknown man, and summon Lord Wimsey to East Anglia to solve the mystery.

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    The Late Scholar
  • Author : Jill Paton Walsh,Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781250032782
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"—charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife, Harriet, to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage. At first, the dispute seems a simple difference of opinion about a valuable manuscript that some of the Fellows regard as nothing but an insurance liability, which should be sold to finance a speculative purchase of land. The voting is evenly balanced. The Warden would normally cast the deciding vote, but he has disappeared. And when several of the Fellows unexpectedly die as well, Lord Peter and Harriet set off on an investigation to uncover what is really going on at St. Severin's. With this return in The Late Scholar to the Oxford of Gaudy Night, which many readers regard as their favorite of Sayers's original series, Jill Paton Walsh at once revives the wit and brilliant plotting of the Golden Age of detective fiction.

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    Have His Carcase
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Pages : 597
  • ISBN : 9781479479337
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Have His Carcase is a 1932 locked-room mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers, her seventh novel featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and the second in which Harriet Vane appears. Mystery novelist Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its most unpleasant aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach deserted but for one notable exception: the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut. From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might easily have been a suicide, a murder, or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, however, Harriet finds yet another reason to pursue the mystery, as only the two of them can pursue it.

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    Busman's Honeymoon
  • Author : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 1548994952
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  • Genre : Books
  • Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride, mystery writer Harriet Vane, start their honeymoon with murder. The former owner of Tallboys estate is dead in the cellar with a misspelled "notise" to the milkman, not a spot of blood on his smashed skull, and �600 in his pocket.Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator, Christian humanist, and a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, that remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism and essays.

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    Lord Peter
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 9780060913809
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of the founding mothers of mystery, Dorothy Sayers first introduced the popular character Lord Peter Wimsey in 1923 with the publication of Whose Body? Over the next twenty years, more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared, each one as cunningly written as the next.Now in single volume, here are all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories, a treasure for any mystery lover. From "The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag" to "The Image in the Mirror" and "Talboys," this collection is Lord Peter at his best -- and a true testament to the art of detective fiction.

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    In The Teeth of the Evidence
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780060923976
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Seventeen mystery stories deal with an enigmatic note, seven milk bottles, a fire, an apparent suicide, a secret grave, and an unexpected confession

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    Dorothy and Jack
  • Author : Gina Dalfonzo
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781493424382
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • What happens when we push past the surface and allow real, grounded, mutually challenging, and edifying friendships to develop? We need only look at the little-known friendship between eminent Christian thinkers Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis to find out. Born out of a fan letter that celebrated mystery novelist Sayers wrote to Lewis as his star was just beginning to rise, this friendship between a married woman and a longtime bachelor developed over years of correspondence as the two discovered their mutual admiration of each other's writing, thinking, and faith. In a time when many Christians now aren't even sure that a man and a woman can be "just friends" and remain faithful, Gina Dalfonzo's engaging treatment of the relationship between two of Christianity's most important modern thinkers and writers will resonate deeply with anyone who longs for authentic, soul-stirring friendships that challenge them to grow intellectually and spiritually. Fans of Lewis and Sayers will find here a fascinating addition to their collections.

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    Diana's Altar
  • Author : Barbara Cleverly
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9781616956646
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : FICTION
  • "Cambridge, October 1933. Inside the old All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, Doctor Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the final moments of a dying stranger. Despite the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the death is ruled a suicide, compounded by a formal confession before death. The victim, it is revealed, is known to Scotland Yard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is sent all the way from London to investigate. Thrown into a deadly ring of cloak-and-dagger politics and high-society hedonism, Sandilands must uncover the truth before the Hellfire Club, an elite society composed of intelligentsia and aristocrats, topples the institutions and harms the people he has sworn to protect--especially one he has come to truly love"--

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    The Beloved Girls
  • Author : Harriet Evans
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781538722183
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "It's a funny old house. They have this ceremony every summer . . . There's an old chapel, in the grounds of the house. It's half-derelict. The Hunters keep bees in there. Every year, on the same day, the family processes to the chapel. They open the combs, taste the honey. Take it back to the house. Half for them -" my father winced, as though he had bitten down on a sore tooth. "And half for us." Catherine, a successful barrister, vanishes from a train station on the eve of her anniversary. Is it because she saw a figure - someone she believed long dead? Or was it a shadow cast by her troubled, fractured mind? The answer lies buried in the past. It lies in the events of the hot, seismic summer of 1989, at Vanes - a mysterious West Country manor house - where a young girl, Jane Lestrange, arrives to stay with the gilded, grand Hunter family, and where a devastating tragedy will unfold. Over the summer, as an ancient family ritual looms closer, Janey falls for each member of the family in turn. She and Kitty, the eldest daughter of the house, will forge a bond that decades later, is still shaping the present . . . 'We need the bees to survive, and they need us to survive. Once you understand that, you understand the history of Vanes, you understand our family.'

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    Thrones, Dominations
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers,Jill Paton Walsh
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780312968304
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane explore a mysterious turn of events during the short-lived reign of Edward VIII, in a novel left unfinished and unpublished for almost sixty years

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    Gaudy Night
  • Author : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105002416522
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  • Genre : Authors
  • 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.

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    It's a Print!
  • Author : William Reynolds,Elizabeth Ann Trembley,Elizabeth Trembley
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 087972661X
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • The mechanistic age of the twentieth century has required a mechanized medium for expression: the production of filmdependent from the start on machines such as cameras, projectors, lights, and now more heavily reliant on computers, sensitive films, miniaturization, and sophisticated sound recording devices - has flowered in this century not only as a means of popular entertainment, but as a critically acclaimed art form. These essays highlight true cinematic adaptations as completely different products from films based loosely on the gimmick or plot or character of a certain fiction.

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    The Seven Deadly Sins in the Work of Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Author : Janice Brown
  • Publisher : Kent State University Press
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 0873386051
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • An examination of the work of Dorothy L. Sayers, beginning with her early poetry and moving through her fiction to her dramas, essays and lectures. It illustrates how Sayers used popular genres to teach about sin and redemption, and how she redefined the seven deadly sins for the 20th century.

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    Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 817
  • ISBN : 9780060084615
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gathered here for the first time in one volume are all the short stories by the legendary mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers. In this beguiling collection, Sayers conveys in her incomparable way the gruesome, the grotesque, and the bewitching. Here is the inimitable aristocrat, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of fiction's most popular detectives of all time, up to his usual exploits as he solves tantalizing puzzles, as only he can. And then there's the clever working-class salesman-sleuth, Montague Egg, who uses his everyday smarts to solve the cases that baffle the professionals. A sumptuous feast of criminal doings and undoings, Dorothy L. Sayers: The Complete Stories is a mystery lover's treasure trove of the amusing and appalling things that happen on the way to the gallows.

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    Hangman's Holiday
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781453258927
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lord Peter Wimsey and Montague Egg confront menaces from purloined pearls to poisoned port in tales from “one of the greatest mystery story writers” (Los Angeles Times). In the annals of mystery writing, Lord Peter Wimsey and Montague Egg are among the most memorable detectives. Lord Peter—noble by birth, brilliant by nature—is a fly in the ointment of criminals across Britain, turning up whenever the police ask him to lend his quick wit and keen eye to an investigation. Montague Egg is a free-spirited figure, a traveling wine salesman with an unfortunate habit of stumbling over murder scenes. Both are inimitably charming, and neither has ever failed to catch his man. In this collection of stories featuring the two detectives, plus a couple of bonus tales, the mystery maven’s evocation of England between the wars—and her chilling puzzles—remain as engaging as ever. Hangman’s Holiday is the 9th 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.

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    The Rebel Angels
  • Author : Robertson Davies
  • Publisher : Cornish Trilogy
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 0795352557
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "A goodhearted priest and scholar, a professor with a passion for the darker side of medieval psychology, a defrocked monk, and a rich young businessman who inherits some troublesome paintings are all helplessly beguiled by the same coed. The story is set in motion by the death of eccentric art patron and collector Francis Cornish. Hollier, McVarish, and Darcourt are the executors of Cornish's complicated will, which includes material that Hollier wants for his studies. The deceased's nephew Arthur Cornish, stands to inherit the fortune. Davies weaves together the destinies of this remarkable cast of characters, creating a wise and witty portrait of love, murder, and scholarship at a modern university"--Amazon.com.

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    Three for Lord Peter Wimsey
  • Author : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106014452566
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Read and download full book Three for Lord Peter Wimsey

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    Gender and Representation in British ‘Golden Age’ Crime Fiction
  • Author : Megan Hoffman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9781137536662
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This book provides an original and compelling analysis of the ways in which British women’s golden age crime narratives negotiate the conflicting social and cultural forces that influenced depictions of gender in popular culture in the 1920s until the late 1940s. The book explores a wide variety of texts produced both by writers who have been the focus of a relatively large amount of critical attention, such as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham, but also those who have received comparatively little, such as Christianna Brand, Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Josephine Tey and Patricia Wentworth. Through its original readings, this book explores the ambivalent nature of modes of femininity depicted in golden age crime fiction, and shows that seemingly conservative resolutions are often attempts to provide a ‘modern-yet-safe’ solution to the conflicts raised in the texts.

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    Strong Poison
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547195788
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Strong Poison" by Dorothy L. Sayers. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

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    Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Author : Alzina Stone Dale
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9780595340774
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • 1993 marked the 100th birthday of Dorothy L. Sayers and in her honor Dale gathered a baker's dozen of the finest and most popular mystery writers from the United States and United Kingdom who discuss the way Sayers taught them their trade. The collection was nominated for Malice Domestic's non-fiction Agatha Award.

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    A Bibliography of Robertson Davies
  • Author : Carl Spadoni,Judith Skelton Grant
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 9781442667280
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Robertson Davies (1913–1995), one of Canada’s most distinguished authors of the twentieth century, was known for his work as a novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. This descriptive bibliography is dedicated to his writing career, covering all publications from his first venture into print at the age of nine to works published posthumously to 2011. Entries include each of Davies’ signed publications and those pseudonymous or anonymous writings he acknowledged having written. Included are his plays, novels, journalism, academic writing, translations, interviews, speeches, lectures, unsigned articles and editorials, films, audio recordings, and multimedia editions. Also listed is a generous sampling of unsigned articles and editorials. Using Davies’ archives and the archives of other authors, organizations, and publishers, Carl Spadoni and Judith Skelton Grant present A Bibliography of Robertson Davies to serve the research demands of Canadian literature and book history scholars.

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    A Presumption of Death
  • Author : Jill Paton Walsh
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781429982115
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sixty years after Dorothy L. Sayers began her unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey novel, Thrones Dominations, Booker Prize finalist Jill Paton Walsh took on the challenge of completing the manuscript---with extraordinary success. "The transition is seamless," said the San Francisco Chronicle; "you cannot tell where Sayers leaves off and Walsh begins." "Will Paton Walsh do it again?" wondered Ruth Rendell in London's Sunday Times. "We must hope so." Jill Paton Walsh fulfills those hopes in A Presumption of Death. Although Sayers never began another Wimsey novel, she did leave clues. Drawing on "The Wimsey Papers," in which Sayers showed various members of the family coping with wartime conditions, Walsh has devised an irresistible story set in 1940, at the start of the Blitz in London. Lord Peter is abroad on secret business for the Foreign Office, while Harriet Vane, now Lady Peter Wimsey, has taken their children to safety in the country. But war has followed them there---glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalize the villagers, and the blackout makes the nighttime lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London. Daily life reminds them of the war so constantly that, when the village's first air-raid practice ends with a real body on the ground, it's almost a shock to hear the doctor declare that it was not enemy action, but plain, old-fashioned murder. Or was it? At the request of the overstretched local police, Harriet reluctantly agrees to investigate. The mystery that unfolds is every bit as literate, ingenious, and compelling as the best of original Lord Peter Wimsey novels.

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    The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume Three
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 2062
  • ISBN : 9781504054447
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • No mystery can stump the British aristocrat and sleuth—in these four novels in the beloved series from “one of the greatest mystery story writers” (Los Angeles Times). A gentleman needs hobbies. For Lord Peter Wimsey—a Great War veteran with a touch of shell shock—collecting rare books, sampling fine wines, and catching criminals are all most pleasant diversions. In these Golden Age whodunits, “Lord Peter can hardly be spared from the ranks of the great detectives of the printed page” (The New York Times). Murder Must Advertise: The iron staircase at Pym’s Publicity is a deathtrap, so no one in the advertising agency is surprised when Victor Dean tumbles down it, cracking his skull. His replacement arrives just a few days later—a green copywriter named Death Bredon. Though he displays a surprising talent for selling margarine, alarm clocks, and nerve tonics, Bredon is not really there to write copy. He is, in fact, Lord Peter Wimsey, come in search of the man who pushed Dean. The Nine Tailors: During their stay in the countryside, Lord Peter and his manservant Bunter encounter hospitality, dinner, and an invitation from the local rector to go bell ringing to welcome the New Year. They also encounter murder, a mutilated corpse, and a decades-old jewel theft for which locals continue to die. In this land where bells toll for the dead, the ancient chimes never seem to stop. Gaudy Night: When mystery novelist and acquitted murder suspect Harriet Vane returns to Oxford for her college reunion, she finds that her troubles are far greater than a damaged reputation. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Wimsey for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to outwit the gentleman sleuth and his ladylove. Busman’s Holiday: A murderer kills the mood for newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane on their honeymoon, when they discover the house’s caretaker bludgeoned to death in the manor’s basement. In a house full of suspects, the only thing harder than finding the killer will be finding time to be alone.

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    Theory and Practice of Classic Detective Fiction
  • Author : Hofstra University
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0313304629
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Essays that explore major theoretical viewpoints of the detective fiction genre and then apply those theories to the novels of Agatha Christie and her heirs in the British ratiocinative tradition.

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    Are Women Human?
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN : 0802829961
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Introduction by Mary McDermott Shideler One of the first women to graduate from Oxford University, Dorothy Sayers pursued her goals whether or not what she wanted to do was ordinarily understood to be "feminine." Sayers did not devote a great deal of time to talking or writing about feminism, but she did explicitly address the issue of women's role in society in the two classic essays collected here. Central to Sayers's reflections is the conviction that both men and women are first of all human beings and must be regarded as essentially much more alike than different. We are to be true not so much to our sex as to our humanity. The proper role of both men and women, in her view, is to find the work for which they are suited and to do it. Though written several decades ago, these essays still offer in Sayers's piquant style a sensible and conciliatory approach to ongoing gender issues.

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    Clouds of Witness
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 154036755X
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Books
  • The fiance of Lord Peter's sister, Lady Mary Wimsey, is found dead outside the conservatory of the family's shooting lodge in Yorkshire. Peter and Mary's elder brother, the Duke of Denver, is charged with capital murder and put on trial in the House of Lords. In solving the case Lord Peter is presented with an unusual problem: too many clues.

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    The Nylon Diaries
  • Author : David Klempner
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN : 1503514420
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    Cakes & Ale
  • Author : Edward Spencer
  • Publisher : Grant Richards
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433006644474
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  • Genre : Cooking, English
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    In the Beginning
  • Author : Mary Jean DeMarr
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0879726741
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Others concentrate more on analysis of the subject novel itself, indicating more briefly how that book relates to those which follow it. Some discuss such questions as what exactly is the first novel in some rather complex series and in several cases more than one initiating book is discussed. No attempt has been made to include consideration of a representative sample of the various types of detective series, but a variety of authors is covered, ranging from such classics as Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and Dorothy L. Sayers, to more recent authors like James McClure, Joseph Hansen, and Colin Dexter.

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    The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547195023
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club" by Dorothy L. Sayers. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

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    Women Times Three
  • Author : Kathleen Gregory Klein
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0879726822
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The essays' authors are not only widely published scholar-critics of mystery/detective fiction but also dedicated fans of the genre. Familiar with the full scope of mystery fiction, they bring insight and enthusiasm to their writing.