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Lord Peter: A Collection of All the Lord Peter Wimsey Stories

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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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Now collected in a single volume, mysteries featuring Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey, the aristocratic amateur sleuth introduced in 1923, are attractively repackaged for a new generation of readers. Features "The Image in the Mirror", "Tallboys", and many more.

About the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers is the author of novels, short stories, poetry collections, essays, reviews and translations. Although she was a noted Christian scholar, she is most known for her detective fiction. Born in 1893, she was one of the first women to be awarded a degree from Oxford University. Her first book featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, Whose Body?, was published in 1923 and over the next 20 years more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared. Dorothy L. Sayers is recognized as one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century.

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Dorothy L. Sayers is recognized as one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century. In 1923, Whose Body?, her first book, featuring the aristocratic amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, was published, and over the next 20 years more novels and short stories appeared. All 15 of Sayers' mysteries are available from HarperPaperbacks.

Now there is a new Dorothy L. Sayers novel. A long-lost partial manuscript titled Thrones, Dominions was discovered last year, and acclaimed mystery writer Jill Paton Walsh has completed it. St. Martin's Press will publish this book in February. This is a signal publishing event, and HarperCollins congratulates St. Martin's Press.

We are sure that Thrones, Dominions will delight Sayers' fans and find new ones for her, and in the process whet appetites for Sayers' other mysteries. A list of these books is attached. In the words of Dorothy L. Sayers herself, "Murder must advertise." So, in addition to an announcement about Thrones, Dominions in a recent issue of Publisher's Weekly, the next edition of the HarperCollins mystery newsletter, Deadline, will include a piece on the Sayers books, as will St. Martin's Press' newsletter, Murder at the Flatiron Building. HarperCollins will also feature information about the Sayers' backlist on its web page.

Dorothy L. Sayers died in 1957, but her books continue to enthrall readers today. Please help us celebrate the doyenne of the Golden Age of the Mystery, Dorothy L. Sayers.

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crowyhead, August 29, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This was a lot of fun; a lot of the stories were weirder and/or gorier than the Lord Peter novels, and it was cool to get all of these different glimpses into the character.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060913809
Other:
Sayers, Dorothy L.
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Author:
by Dorothy L. Sayers
Author:
Sayers, Dorothy L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English
Subject:
Wimsey, peter, lord (fictitious character)
Subject:
Private investigators -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Wimsey, Peter, Lord
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators - England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
99-4
Publication Date:
19861022
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 17.76 oz

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