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The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume One

Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN : 9781480465640
Genre : Fiction
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A special edition of the first three classic mysteries featuring British aristocrat and sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. A gentleman needs hobbies. For Lord Peter Wimsey—a Great War veteran with a touch of shell shock—collecting rare books, sampling fine wines, and catching criminals help pass the time. In Whose Body?, a dead man wearing nothing but a pince-nez is found in the bathtub of an architect’s London flat—and Wimsey encounters a bizarre puzzle. Clouds of Witness brings Lord Wimsey to the family’s shooting lodge in Yorkshire. Humans are not meant to be targets, but Wimsey’s sister’s fiancé has been felled by a bullet—and his brother accused of the crime. The investigation will bring him into contact with a socialist agitator, a hot-tempered farmer, and a host of unseemly secrets. In Unnatural Death, everyone expected the ailing and elderly Miss Agatha Dawson to die—just not quite so soon. When the doctor who treated her shares his suspicions with Wimsey, he sets out to discover who rushed the patient to her demise. This exciting volume of renowned author Dorothy L. Sayers’s beloved cozy British mystery series is a perfect introduction for new readers, as well as a familiar friend for longtime fans.

Clouds Of Witness

Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN : 9781453258859
Genre : Fiction
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When blood stains his family name, Lord Peter fights to save what he holds most dear. After three months in Corsica, Lord Peter Wimsey has begun to forget that the gray, dangerous moors of England ever existed. But traveling through Paris, he receives a shock that jolts him back to reality. He sees it in the headlines splashed across every English paper—his brother Gerald has been arrested for murder. The trouble began at the family estate in Yorkshire, where Gerald was hunting with the man soon to be his brother-in-law, Captain Denis Cathcart. One night, Gerald confronts Cathcart with allegations about his unsavory past, leading the captain to call off the wedding. Just a few hours later, Cathcart is dead, with Gerald presumed to be the only person who could have fired the fatal shot. The clock is ticking, and only England’s premier sleuth can get to the bottom of this murky mystery. Clouds of Witness is the 2nd book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Clouds Of Whitness

Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN : OCLC:632617699
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Peter Wimsey Omnibus Whose Body Clouds Of Witness Murder Must Advertise Busman S Honeymoon Unabridged

Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN : 1781392587
Genre : Fiction
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Detective Story readers will love Dorothy Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey. He is an intelligent and witty mystery solver of breeding. Sayers brilliantly caricatures each of the people who appear in her novels - not one is unmemorable. She weaves the stories with wit, poking fun at the British upper class and creating comedy out of manners. This omnibus collection starts with Sayer's first Wimsey story - "Whose Body?" and contains perhaps her best novels "Clouds of Witness," "Murder Must Advertise" and "Busman's Honeymoon." A must read for Dorothy Sayers fans.

Lord Peter Wimsey

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Icons Of Mystery And Crime Detection From Sleuths To Superheroes 2 Volumes

Author : Mitzi M. Brunsdale
ISBN : 9780313345319
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Conundrums For The Long Week End

Author : Robert Kuhn McGregor
ISBN : 0873386655
Genre : Fiction
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"In Conundrums for the Long Week-End, Robert McGregor and Ethan Lewis explore how Sayers used her fictional hero to comment on, and come to terms with, the social upheaval of the time: world wars, the crumbling of the privileged aristocracy, the rise of democracy, and the expanding struggle of women for equality. A reflection of the age, Lord Peter's character changed tremendously, mirroring the developing subtleties of his creator's evolving worldview." "Scholars of the Modern Age, fans of the mystery genre, and admirers of Sayers's fiction are sure to appreciate McGregor and Lewis's incisive examination of the literary, social, and historical context of this prized author's most popular work."--Jacket.

Four Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Novels

Author : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
ISBN : 0517395754
Genre : Fiction
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Lord Peter Wimsey, one of the best-loved detectives, scholars and bon vivants of fiction, is at his deductive best in Whose Body?, Clouds of Witness, Murder Must Advertise and Gaudy Night.

The Encyclopedia Of Christian Literature

Author : George Thomas Kurian
ISBN : 0810872838
Genre : Religion
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Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.


Author : Rosemary Herbert
ISBN : 0198035829
Genre : Fiction
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Who populates the pages of crime and mystery writing? Who are the characters we willingly follow into the mystery genre's uneasy imaginative territory? And who created those characters in the first place? What life experience and expertise informs their work? What are the sources of their themes, regional accents, and even the axes that some grind? Why do some wish to give us a good laugh, while others seem hell-bent on making us shudder? Whodunit? answers these questions and more. Here mystery expert Rosemary Herbert brings together enlightening and entertaining information on hundreds of classic and contemporary characters and authors. Some--such as P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Sherlock Holmes, and Kinsey Millhone--appear in individual entries. Still more keep company in articles about characters we admire, such as the Clerical Sleuth, and in pieces about those we love to hate, including the Femme Fatale and Con Artist. There is even an article on a figure that haunts so many great works of mystery--The Corpse. Drawing on the Edgar Award-nominated volume The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing, Herbert adds 101 new entries on the hottest new names in works ranging from puzzling whodunits to chilling crime novels.

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