Striding Folly

Author: Dorothy L Sayers
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848943806
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Dorothy L Sayers' amateur sleuth returns in this collection of three stories, featuring a brand new introduction. A must-read for fans of the inimitable Lord Peter Wimsey, as well Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. 'D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers' Daily Telegraph Three of Lord Peter Wimsey's most baffling cases demonstrate his unique detection skills at their most spectacular . . . The engima of a house numbered thirteen in a street of even numbers; an indignant child accused of theft, a dream about a game of chess that uncovers the true story behind a violent death. Each of the stories introduces a different side of the twentieth century's most ingenious detective hero, and this book also features a biographical essay by Janet Hitchman, Sayers' first biographer. 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James

Striding Folly

Author: Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Editor: Ulverscroft Collections
ISBN: 9781444839906
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In the wake of a terrifying dream and a mysterious visit, mild Mr Mellilow finds himself accused of murdering his weekly chess partner... Police Constable Burt sees a murdered man through a front-door letter-flap. But when he and his sergeant investigate, both the victim and the entire hallway have disappeared entirely... After Mr Puffett's prize peaches disappear just before the Flower-Show, in a seemingly impossible theft, suspicion falls upon the local boys, though they swear their innocence... Drawn into all these intrigues, gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey must deploy his detective skills and discover the truth.

Faulkner At Fifty

Author: Marie Liénard-Yeterian
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144386000X
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2012 commemoration ceremonies included strange bedfellows, as the year marked the 50th anniversary of the deaths of both Marilyn Monroe and William Faulkner. The Faulkner commemoration events were an opportunity for scholars to honor not just the memory of the writer, but also the memory of dear departed members of the “Faulkner community” – a community of past readers and lovers of Faulkner’s oeuvre. Divided into three parts, this collection first focuses on ways of teaching Faulkner, and then endeavors to show how the Mississippi writer made use of his knowledge of other writers to give shape to his craft and later help others. The last section puts Faulkner into perspective by bringing together new ways of reading his works and new voices that echo his. The twenty-first century shows how Faulkner’s fiction can be dislodged from its traditional moorings, dislocated and placed in movement, and transformed and tutored into new meanings and significance. This volume is a tribute to the memory of Noel Polk, André Bleikasten and Michel Gresset, pioneers in charting the course of the Faulkner journey.

Dorothy L Sayers

Author: Mary Brian Durkin
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
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Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Dorothy L. Sayers.

Lord Peter Wimsey The Complete Short Stories

Author: Dorothy L Sayers
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473657644
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Discover Dorothy L. Sayers' inimitable Golden Age detective in this newly published collection of the complete Lord Peter Wimsey stories. Presented in chronological order, these short stories see Lord Peter Wimsey bringing his trademark wit and unique detection skills to all manner of mysteries. From poisoned port to murder in fancy dress, Wimsey draws on his many skills - including his expertise in fine wine and appreciation of fine art - to solve cases far and wide, some even taking him to foreign countries and unexpected hiding places in pursuit of miscreants and murderers. Containing 21 stories taken from Lord Peter Views the Body, Hangman's Holiday, In the Teeth of the Evidence and Striding Folly, now published together for the first time in one volume, this is the ultimate collection for fans of classic detective fiction and Dorothy L. Sayers. 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James

The Strand Magazine

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Lord Peter

Author: Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
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One of the founding mothers of mystery, Dorothy Sayers first introduced the popular character Lord Peter Wimsey in 1923 with the publication of Whose Body? Over the next twenty years, more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared, each one as cunningly written as the next.Now in single volume, here are all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories, a treasure for any mystery lover. From "The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag" to "The Image in the Mirror" and "Talboys," this collection is Lord Peter at his best -- and a true testament to the art of detective fiction.