The second Dorothy L. Sayers collection from Folio brings together more addictive mysteries starring gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey and his travelling salesman counterpart, Montague Egg. Illustrated by Folio favourite Paul Cox.
A well-dressed gentleman with a love of antiquarian books, cricket and fine wine: Lord Peter Wimsey does not sound the most daunting prospect for a hardened criminal, yet crooks of all kinds would do well not to underestimate the infamous amateur detective. In this, our second collection of Dorothy L. Sayers short stories, Lord Peter is joined by her other celebrated sleuth, the travelling salesman Montague Egg. Ever ready to help with his polite if insistent manner, ’Monty-on-the-spot’ often finds himself in the midst of a perplexing mystery; in these stories Sayers indulges her passion for especially fiendish puzzles.
‘Well, Langley’, said Lord Peter, as he manipulated the syphon, ‘a more abominable crime it has never been my fortune to discover’
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Ehrhardt with Odessa display
Black & white title-page spread and 43 black & white integrated illustrations
9˝ x 5¾˝