The wealthy old woman was dead -- a trifle sooner than expected. The intricate trail of horror and senseless murder led from a beautiful hampshire village to a fashionable London flat and a deliberate test of amour -- staged by the debonair sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.
"Here the modern detective story begins to come to its own; and all the historical importance aside, it remains an absorbing and charming story today."
About the Author
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 1957), one of Britain's premier crime writers, is the author of fourteen novels and short story collections featuring amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey as well as four other novels in collaboration and two serial stories for broadcasting.