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Gaudy Night

Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN : 9781453258958
Genre : Fiction
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Oxford is full of memories—and threats of murder—for Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey in this mystery that “stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels” (The Times Literary Supplement). Since she graduated from Oxford’s Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her. Putting aside her lingering shame from the trial, Harriet returns to Oxford for her college reunion with her head held high—only to find that her life is in danger once again. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Lord Peter for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to match Lord Peter and the daring Harriet. Gaudy Night is the 12th 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.
Category: Fiction

Gaudy Night

Author : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
ISBN : 0060550228
Genre : Fiction
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Attending a college reunion at Oxford, Harriet Vane receives mysterious messages that call her a murderer
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The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume Three

Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN : 9781504054447
Genre : Fiction
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No mystery can stump the British aristocrat and sleuth—in these four novels in the beloved series from “one of the greatest mystery story writers” (Los Angeles Times). 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 are all most pleasant diversions. In these Golden Age whodunits, “Lord Peter can hardly be spared from the ranks of the great detectives of the printed page” (The New York Times). Murder Must Advertise: The iron staircase at Pym’s Publicity is a deathtrap, so no one in the advertising agency is surprised when Victor Dean tumbles down it, cracking his skull. His replacement arrives just a few days later—a green copywriter named Death Bredon. Though he displays a surprising talent for selling margarine, alarm clocks, and nerve tonics, Bredon is not really there to write copy. He is, in fact, Lord Peter Wimsey, come in search of the man who pushed Dean. The Nine Tailors: During their stay in the countryside, Lord Peter and his manservant Bunter encounter hospitality, dinner, and an invitation from the local rector to go bell ringing to welcome the New Year. They also encounter murder, a mutilated corpse, and a decades-old jewel theft for which locals continue to die. In this land where bells toll for the dead, the ancient chimes never seem to stop. Gaudy Night: When mystery novelist and acquitted murder suspect Harriet Vane returns to Oxford for her college reunion, she finds that her troubles are far greater than a damaged reputation. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Wimsey for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to outwit the gentleman sleuth and his ladylove. Busman’s Holiday: A murderer kills the mood for newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane on their honeymoon, when they discover the house’s caretaker bludgeoned to death in the manor’s basement. In a house full of suspects, the only thing harder than finding the killer will be finding time to be alone.
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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.
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The Late Scholar

Author : Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN : 9781250032782
Genre : Fiction
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When a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"—charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife, Harriet, to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage. At first, the dispute seems a simple difference of opinion about a valuable manuscript that some of the Fellows regard as nothing but an insurance liability, which should be sold to finance a speculative purchase of land. The voting is evenly balanced. The Warden would normally cast the deciding vote, but he has disappeared. And when several of the Fellows unexpectedly die as well, Lord Peter and Harriet set off on an investigation to uncover what is really going on at St. Severin's. With this return in The Late Scholar to the Oxford of Gaudy Night, which many readers regard as their favorite of Sayers's original series, Jill Paton Walsh at once revives the wit and brilliant plotting of the Golden Age of detective fiction.
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Maker And Craftsman

Author : Alzina Stone Dale
ISBN : 9780595266036
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Revised for the 1993 centennial celebration of the birth of Dorothy L. Sayers, this biography describes a life profuse with literary products as rich and varied as her past. Maker and Craftsman examines Sayers' enthusiasms and creativity, her miraculous gift of language, her sly sense of humor and her brilliant intellect. Best known for the Lord Peter Wimsey detective stories that have charmed and fascinated fans for several generations, she also wrote plays for the B.B.C. and London's West End, translated Dante's Divine Comedy and still found time to speak and write forthrightly in defense of her beliefs, the arts, and women's rights. " Dale has chosen a subject who is a woman of her place and time, and yet far exceeding both she writes with scholarship, and a vigour and expansive enthusiasm, a gale of life not unlike Dorothy's own." -Anne Perry, British Mystery Author
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Dorothy L Sayers

Author : Mitzi Brunsdale
ISBN : UOM:39015019599128
Genre : Political Science
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Many readers of the books of Dorothy L.Sayers are unaware of her other skills, as a medieval scholar and translator of Dante. She was also a committed Christian, and integrated this belief into her dramas, lectures and articles. This volume traces her life and development as a person.
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The Remarkable Case Of Dorothy L Sayers

Author : Catherine Kenney
ISBN : 087338458X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sayers' three main accomplishments serve as the organizing principle of this book: first, her transformation of the modern detective story into a serious novel of social criticism and moral depth; second, her penetrating critique of the situation of modern woman; and, finally, her compelling work as a lay theologian and interpreter of Christianity.
Category: Literary Criticism