Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey, #2) by Dorothy L. SayersRustic old Riddlesdale Lodge was a Wimsey family retreat filled with country pleasures and the thrill of the hunt -- until the game turned up human and quite dead. He lay among the chrysanthemums, wore slippers and a dinner jacket and was Lord Peters brother-in-law-to-be. His accused murderer was Wimseys own brother, and if murder set all in the family wasnt enough to boggle the unflappable Lord Wimsey, perhaps a few twists of fate would be -- a mysterious vanishing midnight letter from Egypt...a grieving fiancee with suitcase in hand...and a bullet destined for one very special Wimsey.
Dorothy L. Sayers
She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey , which remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante 's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays , literary criticism, and essays. Henry Sayers. Her mother was a daughter of Frederick Leigh, a solicitor whose family roots were an old landed gentry family in the Isle of Wight , and had herself been born at "The Chestnuts", Millbrook, Hampshire.
This is the first book review by Daniel, who is joining me at the Special Collection for a work placement. Daniel is a second year English and History student, and thus perfectly placed to get involved with the collection. Welcome Daniel! The story itself, although almost predictable in parts, had a good number of twists and turns that kept me gripped until the end at which the biggest twist of all occurred! The protagonist, Lord Peter Wimsey, is both interesting and highly likable and this is reflected in the fact Sayers used him in fourteen volumes of novels and short stories. As a modern reader, it appeared at times that the mystery could have been solved quicker and with more ease by using methods which have become common place by detectives these days, such as accurate fingerprinting and forensic investigations, which may not have been around or if they were, not in heavy use at the time.
Dorothy Leigh Sayers was an English crime writer and poet. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set .. The wedding took place on 8 April at Holborn Register Office, London. Fleming was divorced with two daughters.
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Clouds of Witness (1926) by Dorothy L. Sayers
On 6 October , a woman went into a cloakroom in Boulogne, France and never came out. She was never seen alive again. Her disappearance captivated the world, and even detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers tried to solve the case. Find more information about this episode and links to the books discussed at shedunnitshow.
The sharp contrast between these two novels from a peak year during the Golden Age of detective fiction raises a question: By what addled marketing logic did the authors of those works become yoked together as so-called Queens of Crime? Gender, of course, played a big part in the coining of that shared designation. But aside from being women who wrote about criminals and crime solvers, Christie and Sayers had little in common as creative figures. Christie, as she exultantly demonstrates in Ackroyd , excelled at devising intricate mechanisms that would enable her to misdirect and astound readers. Sayers , while she would exhibit greater ingenuity in later works, shows in Clouds of Witness that setting a complex, fair-play puzzle was an endeavor that tapped into neither her talents nor her interests. Rather than trick readers, she sought to treat them. In this instance, she treats them to a vision of good people rescued from adversity by a plucky hero.