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109 books of Dorothy L. Sayers

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 3 of "Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane"
�Thirty years later, a happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Suddenly, the new Lord Attenbury—grandson of Lord Peter’s first client—seeks his help to prove who owns the emeralds. As Harriet and Peter contemplate the changes that the war has wrought on English society—and Peter, who always cherished the liberties of a younger son, faces the unwanted prospect of ending up the Duke of Denver after all—Jill Paton Walsh brings us a masterful new chapter in the annals of one of the greatest detectives of all time.

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First published in Great Britain in 1932 by Victor Gollancz Ltd First published in paperback by New English Library in 1974Hodder and Stoughton: An Hachette Livre UK Company.

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Lord Peter Wimsey's last three baffling cases all demonstrate his unique detction skills at their most spectacular. The engima of a house numbered thirteen in a street of even numbers; an indignant child accused of theft, a dream about a game of chess that uncovers the true story behind a violent death. Each of the stories introduces a different side of the twentieth century's most ingenious detective hero.

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A wealthy general dies in his club, surrounded by fellow veterans—­and Lord Peter must battle to solve the caseEven the Bellona Club's most devoted members would never call it lively. Its atmosphere is that of a morgue—­or, at best, a funeral parlor—­and on Armistice Day the gloom is only heightened. Veterans of the Great War gather at the Bellona not to hash over old victories, but to stare into their whiskies and complain about old injuries, shrinking pensions, and the lingering effects of shell shock. Though he acts jolly, Lord Peter Wimsey finds the holiday grim. And this Armistice Day, death has come to join the festivities.­The aged General Fentiman—­a hero of the Crimean War—­expires sitting up in his favorite chair. Across town, his sister dies on the same day, throwing the General's half-­million-­pound inheritance into turmoil. As the nation celebrates and suspicions run riot, Lord Peter must discover what kind of soldier would have the...

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When blood stains his family name, Lord Peter fights to save what he holds most dearAfter 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 one 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.  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare...

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