I have all of the Lord Peter Wimsey novels and a short story collection featuring him; all were last read about 25 years ago. I came across this used copy of author Dorothy L. Sayers' The Complete Stories and saw that there were stories new to me, so I brought it home. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. All are mystery stories. My goodness, I had forgotten how much I had liked Lord Peter Wimsey and all his other supporting characters. In addition to the Wimsey stories, this collection includes a section featuring traveling salesman Montague Egg and a final section of mystery short stories that do not have any recurring characters. Although I enjoyed most of them, Lord Peter Wimsey beats the rest. Not only are these mysteries clever, there are also well-turned phrases such as this: "At half-past nine he went up to the attic again. It was dark, but a few frosty stars were shining, and a cold air blew through the open window" (p. 263). I think that "frosty stars" in the sky perfectly describes a clear cold winter night. I can't wait until I am able to get my books out of storage to revisit Sayers' novels again.
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Available in one volume, all the short stories by legendary Golden Age mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers, "one of the greatest mystery-story writers of the [twentieth] century." (Los Angeles Times)
A sure treat for Dorothy L. Sayers's legions of fans, The Complete Stories is the ultimate collectible. This delightfully gruesome collection includes tantalizing puzzles and baffling cases that will provide mystery lovers with a sumptuous feast of criminal doings and all those amusing and appalling things that happen on the way to the gallows.
Mistress of the Golden Age Mystery
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Dorothy L Sayers
Dorothy L. Sayers: The Complete Stories
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9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
I have all of the Lord...
A reread. Every time I...
A reread. Every time I go back to this collection (and I do), I'm impressed at the classics in here. Three sections: Lord Peter Whimsey stories Montague Egg stories Various stories Okay, some of the non-Whimsey, non-Egg stories are trite and boring, and the Egg stories get repetitive after a while (and it annoys me that they all cut off with Egg's logical suspicion but no proof), but they're all charming.
These are classic stor...
These are classic stories and a necessary adjunct to the Lord Peter Wimsey novels.
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