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Lord Peter by Dorothy L. Sayers

Lord Peter (edition 1995)

by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Title:Lord Peter
Authors:Dorothy L. Sayers
Info:HarperTorch (1995), Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fiction, Mystery, Classic, Lord Peter Wimsey, Omnibus

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Lord Peter : The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories by Dorothy L. Sayers



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Brilliant, funny. I love Lord Peter and his detective stories. Dorothy L. Sayer is worthy reading ( )
  sackville-west | Jul 14, 2015 |
I haven't read all the stories, but those I have are engaging and baffling.
  TrgLlyLibrarian | Feb 1, 2015 |
This complete collection of Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey short stories, later supplanted by The Complete Stories (which includes tales featuring Montague Egg and other, non-character tales), Lord Peter is as fine an introduction as one could hope to world of Wimsey. Sayers' short stories are tremendously good fun, and demonstrate that she was just as comfortable with the short form as she was with the full-length novel. Sayers' delight in wordplay, and in sometimes grim conundra, are all in evidence in this volume, which to my mind represent the detective story in its highest form. If you've never read Sayers, either begin with Whose Body? and work your way forward, or start with this volume, and then go wherever your whimsey takes you.

Full review here: https://bibliomaneblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/lord-peter-by-dorothy-l-sayers-a-review/ ( )
  Bill_Bibliomane | Dec 27, 2013 |
I loved these short stories. All of them were clever, though some were more remarkable than others. Peter's faking of his own death for two whole years to get a group of criminals was a weird touch, though I enjoyed the story.

My favourites were the last two -- yay, children! And especially, yay Cuthbert! I loved the last line of the last story best of all: "Bunter, find Master Bredon's snake for him and return it carefully to the furnace-room. It answers to the name of Cuthbert."

One thing I did wish for was Bunter's reactions to Peter's sons. That would have been wonderful.

Anyway, clever and entertaining, and surprisingly easy to read. I spent an hour with them this evening that felt like fifteen minutes. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
Nothing like spending the weekend in the company of Lord Peter Wimsey. Unfortunately, now I must move on to other things. ( )
  jen.e.moore | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dorothy L. Sayersprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bentley, E. C.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goldberg, CarinCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heilbrun, CarolynContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Michal, MarieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed


Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers [Short story] by Dorothy L. Sayers (indirect)

The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag [Short story] by Dorothy L. Sayers (indirect)

The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker [Short story] by Dorothy L. Sayers (indirect)

The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach [short story] by Dorothy L. Sayers (indirect)

The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran [short story] by Dorothy L. Sayers (indirect)

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One of the founding mothers of mystery, Dorothy Sayers first introduced the popular character Lord Peter Wimsey in 1923 with the publication of Whose Body? Over the next twenty years, more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared, each one as cunningly written as the next.Now in single volume, here are all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories, a treasure for any mystery lover. From "The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag" to "The Image in the Mirror" and "Talboys," this collection is Lord Peter at his best -- and a true testament to the art of detective fiction.

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Gathers together in one volume all of the tales which depict the adventures of this celebrated British detective.

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