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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

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Publisher Comments:

90-year-old General Fendman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died — and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance. Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills to unravel the mysteries of why the General's lapel was without a red poppy on Armistice Day, how the club's telephone was fixed without a repairman, and, most puzzling of all, why the great man's knee swung freely when the rest of him was stiff with rigor mortis.

Synopsis:

Old General Fendman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died--and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance.

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.

Letter from the Editor:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061043543
Author:
Sayers, Dorothy L.
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Dorothy L. Sayers
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Traditional british
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Wimsey, peter, lord (fictitious character)
Subject:
Wimsey, Peter, Lord
Subject:
Private investigators - England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
92-27
Publication Date:
19950510
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.77x4.19x.72 in. .29 lbs.

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