September 29, 2009

Review {of sorts} of: Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories by Dorothy L Sayers

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.


I enjoyed many of the stories in this Lord Peter collection. I cannot remember any of the titles and I have already returned to book to the library; I read it in July. It was interesting though to see Lord Peter himself change throughout the stories. In the beginning of the collection he is very happily unattached and by the end not only is he married, but he and his wife have a few children.

Title: Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories
Author: Dorothy L Sayers
ISBN: 9780060913809
Pages: 496
Published by: Harper Paperbacks (December 3rd 1986 (first published 1971))
Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Short Story Collection
Grade: C What does this grade mean?

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2 comments:

  1. The only Sayers I read before this was The Five Red Herrings. I will be reading more by her in the future! Especially for our challenge. =)

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