The wealthy old woman was dead -- a trifle sooner than expected. The intricate trail of horror and senseless murder led from a beautiful hampshire village to a fashionable London flat and a deliberate test of amour -- staged by the debonair sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey."Here the modern detective... show more
The wealthy old woman was dead -- a trifle sooner than expected. The intricate trail of horror and senseless murder led from a beautiful hampshire village to a fashionable London flat and a deliberate test of amour -- staged by the debonair sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey."Here the modern detective story begins to come to its own; and all the historical importance aside, it remains an absorbing and charming story today."
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 21st 1995
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey , 2, 10, 12 (#3)
Another delightful re-read of another Peter Wimsey mystery. This time, our lordly sleuth doesn’t even have a case. He overhears a young doctor in a restaurant, talking about his suspicions in the recent death of one of his patients. The lady was elderly and suffered from cancer. She was dying anyway...
This was a very enjoyable installment of the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. Peter's relationship with Parker becomes more collegial, and we are introduced to a new character by the name of Mrs. Climpson. I hope Mrs. Climpson sticks around, because she is wonderful. The book begins with Parker and Wi...
A successful murder, unproveable, unassailable - so long as the murderer retains their nerve.Sayers uses this book to explore several "situations of women", including "women who aren't interested in men and who live together", "women who don't seem to be interested in anyone", "women who are now 'to...
This book was a thoroughly enjoyable entry in the Lord Peter Wimsey series. The mystery was adequate, mostly about proving that a murder had been committed instead of finding out the killer, which was known. I didn't know how the murder was accomplished - frightfully simple and clever - but the twis...
I picked this one up and started reading it when nothing else appealed. Apparently nothing is as good as a Sayers novel these days. Well, you can see why: Wimsey is hilarious, and Sayers brings an interesting perspective to the genre. She recognized the racism and sexism so prevalent in her time, cr...