Lord Peter Views the Body

Dorothy L. Sayers
Illustrated by Paul Cox
Introduced by Jill Paton Walsh

Dilettante detective Lord Peter Wimsey returns in this collection of short stories.

Alongside Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Josephine Tey, Dorothy L. Sayers was one of the key figures – and greatest innovators – in golden-age crime fiction. As well as her famous novels, she was a prolific and accomplished short-story writer. This Folio collection brings together stories featuring her most celebrated character, Lord Peter Wimsey – aristocrat, amateur sleuth and fashionable man about town. 

The unprofessional detective career of Lord Peter Wimsey was regulated ... by a persistent and undignified inquisitiveness. The habit of asking silly questions – natural, though irritating, in the immature male – remained with him long after his immaculate man, Bunter, had become attached to his service to shave the bristles from his chin and see to the due purchase and housing of Napoleon brandies and Villar y Villar cigars

The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers
The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question
The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager’s Will
The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag
The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker
The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention
The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps that Ran
The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste
The Learned Adventure of the Dragon’s Head
The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach
The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face
The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba
The Solution of the Crossword Puzzle in ‘Uncle Meleager’s Will’

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