Lord Peter Wimsey, eccentric amateur sleuth.
I Lord Peter Views the Body (1928) 12 stories: The ..
1 Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers
2 Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question
3 Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will
4 Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag
5 Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker
6 Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention
7 Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran
8 Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste
9 Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head
10 Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach
11 Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face"
12 Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba"
II Hangman's Holiday (1933) 4 stories: The ..
1 Image in the Mirror"
2 Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey"
3 Queen's Square"
4 Necklace of Pearls"
III In the Teeth of the Evidence (1939)
1 In the Teeth of the Evidence
2 Absolutely Elsewhere"
IV Striding Folly (1972)
1 Striding Folly
2 The Haunted Policeman
* Sayers, Lord Peter and God by Carolyn Heilbrun
* Greedy Night, A Parody by E. C. Bentley
Since discovering Lord Peter in college, I've resisted the urge to race through all of his mysteries. There are only eleven, and I prefer to read them slowly, one every year or so, so they can last as...
I had read the first three Lord Peter novels and fallen in love, not only with the writing and wit (Dorothy Sayers has an incredible vocabulary, rarely seen elsewhere, her Oxford education in language...
In the world of Lord Peter, murder is jolly good fun! Dorothy Sayer wrote fun and interesting mysteries using the character of Lord Peter to hook her readers, and this reviewer feel right into the tra...
Sayers is a master of the crime genre, and these stories are absolutely wonderful examples of her sharp brain and talent for storytelling. Some of their attitudes are a little dated now, but the plots...
Well, I guess I know what series I'm launching myself headlong into now. Truly - dare I say it - deuced good stuff....
Short stories that get straight to the point. I like it. ...
Read The Unprincipled Practical Joker for October's Suspense Challenge for my first Dorothy Sayer. Will be reading more for November's "Thanksgiving" titles Challenge.Letter "A" - Absolutely Elsewhere...
I read this for an on-line book group called "Reading Wimsey" over on LiveJournal. I've read a lot of rubbish this summer, and it was such a blissful relief to sink back into Sayers's easy, elegant pr...
***This massive collection of Sayers' complete output of Wimsey short stories is well-worth the investment of money and time. All the stories are strongly plotted and superbly crafted, with many of he...