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Murder Must Advertise - Dorothy L. Sayers
Murder Must Advertise
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When ad man Victor Dean falls down the stairs in the offices of Pym's Publicity, a respectable London advertising agency, it looks like an accident. Then Lord Peter Wimsey is called in, and he soon discovers there's more to copywriting than meets the eye. A bit of cocaine, a hint of blackmail,... show more
When ad man Victor Dean falls down the stairs in the offices of Pym's Publicity, a respectable London advertising agency, it looks like an accident. Then Lord Peter Wimsey is called in, and he soon discovers there's more to copywriting than meets the eye. A bit of cocaine, a hint of blackmail, and some wanton women can be read between the lines. And then there is the brutal succession of murders -- 5 of them -- each one a fixed fee for advertising a deadly secret.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780061043550 (0061043559)
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey , 2, 10, 12
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 Murder Must Advertise
As I mentioned elsewhere, I have many fond memories of Dorothy L. Sayers' books from our days in Pittsburgh and first settling back in the Boston area (back in the good old days before Regan, when economists still made an attempt at being honest purveyors of their alleged craft, rather than lap dogs...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)
When ad man Victor Dean falls down the stairs in the offices of Pym's Publicity, a respectable London advertising agency, it looks like an accident. Then Lord Peter Wimsey is called in, and he soon discovers there's more to copywriting than meets the eye. A bit of cocaine, a hint of blackmail, and s...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)
Reading this novel I get why people praise Dorothy Sayers not just as some clever puzzle-maker, creator of a classic detective or a mere mystery writer, but as a fine novelist who wrote works that can be called literature. In this story, after a half-finished letter implying corruption is found am...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
As an example of the times (1933) it's unbeatable. While the details of advertising have changed over the years, the general feel remains much the same, I think. So, there's the delight of Wimsey observing a normal workplace and, of course, doing a marvelous job. Then there's the whole series of sce...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
One of the stronger books of the series, purely for delving into the worlds of advertising and office politics.I did spend a lot of this book totting up all Wimsey's virtues: premier wine connoisseur, unerring on matters of fine apparel, matchless driver (and car to match), exceptional cricketer, su...
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