Clouds of Witness
The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His second appearance is a thrilling quest to save his own brother - the Duke of Denver - from the... show more
The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His second appearance is a thrilling quest to save his own brother - the Duke of Denver - from the hangman.
The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords. Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair. The murder took place at the duke's shooting lodge and Lord Peter's sister was engaged to marry the dead man.
But why does the duke refuse to co-operate with the investigation? Can he really be guilty, or is he covering up for someone?
Publish date: 2014-10-23
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey (#2)
I´m so glad I picked up the second book in the Lord Peter Wimsey series. I enjoyed the first book, but I felt it was an odd one with, as far as I can remember, its emphasis on the forensics and Wimsey´s urge to talk incessantly. He still does that in the second book, but now I have realized that h...
‘Does it occur to you that what’s the matter with this case is that there are too many clues? Dozens of people with secrets and elopements bargin’ about all over the place—’ ‘I hate you, Peter,’ said Lady Mary. The Duke of Denver, Lord Peter's brother, has been accused of the murder of a house gue...
I have to say that I have very little sympathy for Cathcart. This was a very convoluted mystery. Peter Wimsey investigates the death of his sister's fiancé when the police blame his brother, aided by his friend Parker. Saying more than that would spoil things. It started it off pretty slow. I have...
Not the best in the series but not bad. In this installment of Lord Peter Wimsey’s detective series, Peter’s older brother, the Duke of Denver, is accused of murder. The Duke is strangely silent about his alibi although he insists that he is innocent. It’s up to Peter to get his brother out of the m...
When we lived in Pittsburgh, back in the dark ages, we didn't have a TV (much of the time, someone, in an act of pity, eventually gave us one). So, my spouse and I used to read to each other at night. We went through pretty much all of the Dorothy Sayers' books. I have fond memories of them. I also ...
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