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109 books of Dorothy L. Sayers

Miss Harriet Vane discovers a body on a deserted beach and becomes a suspect in a murder case. Lord Peter Wimsey is once again only too eager to help her.

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Lord Peter Wimsey arranged a quiet country honeymoon with Harriet Vane, but what should have been an idyllic holiday in an ancient farmhouse takes on a new and unwelcome aspect with the discovery of the previous owner`s body in the cellar.

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Series : Book 2 of "Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane"
Sixty years after Dorothy L. Sayers began her unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey novel, Thrones Dominations, Booker Prize finalist Jill Paton Walsh took on the challenge of completing the manuscript---­with extraordinary success. "The transition is seamless,­" said the San Francisco Chronicle; "you cannot tell where Sayers leaves off and Walsh begins.­""Will Paton Walsh do it again?­" wondered Ruth Rendell in London's Sunday Times. "We must hope so.­"Jill Paton Walsh fulfills those hopes in A Presumption of Death. Although Sayers never began another Wimsey novel, she did leave clues. Drawing on "The Wimsey Papers,­" in which Sayers showed various members of the family coping with wartime conditions, Walsh has devised an irresistible story set in 1940, at the start of the Blitz in London.­Lord Peter is abroad on secret business for the Foreign Office, while Harriet Vane, now Lady Peter Wimsey, has taken their children to safety in the . . .

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Deemed "one of the greatest mystery writers of this century" by the, Dorothy L. Sayers first captivated readers nearly seventy years ago with her beloved sleuths Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in the novel Stong Poison. In, her last completed Wimsey/Vane novel, Lord Peter and Harriet culminated their partnership with marriage. Now Sayers' uncompleted last novel, satisfies the vast readership hungry to know what happened after the honeymoon. Here award-­winning author Jill Paton Walsh picks up where Sayers left off, bringing Wimsey and Vane brilliantly to life in Sayers' unmistakable voice. Readers and reviewers are rejoicing at the return of this delightful sleuthing couple--­as adept at solving a baffling murder mystery as they are a balancing the delicate demands of their loving union.

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For decades, Lord Peter Wimsey has made life tough for England’s criminal class. In town and country he solved some of the most baffling mysteries of the Jazz Age, facing down killers armed only with wit, charm, and a keen nose for deception. His work brought him one great reward: the love of beautiful mystery novelist Harriet Vane. After years of pleading, he has finally convinced her to marry him. Now the real adventure begins. In the final three Wimsey stories, Lord Peter confronts land barons, killers, and the terror that comes from raising three young sons. Through it all, his clear thinking never fails him, and he solves these last puzzles as successfully as he did his first. He may be a family man now, but like good wine, a great detective only gets better with age. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

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Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her fiancÉ died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman's noose in mind. But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to find her innocent--­as determined as he was to make her his wife.

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The plot concerns Lord Peter's investigation into the death, three years earlier, of an elderly lady in the last stages of cancer. The lady's death has aroused no suspicion, despite her doctor's dismay at her end coming so quickly, but Wimsey suspects that it may, after all, have been 'unnatural'. The difficulty of discovering the method is compounded by the difficulty of discovering someone with the motive and opportunity to kill.

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Books of Dorothy L. Sayers