When a terminally ill woman dies much earlier than expected, Lord Peter suspects murderThough never quick-witted, Agatha Dawson had an iron constitution and a will to fight that never abated in her old age. Even after three operations failed to rid her of her cancer, she refused to give in. But... show more
When a terminally ill woman dies much earlier than expected, Lord Peter suspects murderThough never quick-witted, Agatha Dawson had an iron constitution and a will to fight that never abated in her old age. Even after three operations failed to rid her of her cancer, she refused to give in. But as her body began to weaken, she accused lawyers, nurses, and doctors of trying to kill her and snatch her fortune. The town physician, an expert in cancer, gives her six months to live. Three days later, she is dead. Though the autopsy reveals nothing surprising, the doctor suspects that Agatha’s niece had some hand in the old woman’s death. When Lord Peter Wimsey, the dashing gentleman detective, looks into the matter, he finds that death stalks all those who might testify. How can he continue his investigation when every question marks another innocent for murder? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
Publish date: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey , 2, 10, 12 (#3)
I´m turning into a Lord Peter Wimsey fangirl. These books are so much fun. And I just want to urge everyone to read this book, because Miss Climpson gets introduced. And Miss Climpson with her odd style in writing letters and her attitude has become one of my favorite characters almost immediately. ...
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey #3 A doctor overhears Wimsey chatting with Parker in a restaurant and decides to share his story of woe about how he lost his patients because he had some doubts about the death of one of his patients. Wimsey is intrigued and decides to investigate whether the death in qu...
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...