Dorothy Leigh Sayers (Oxford, 13 June 1893–Witham, 17 December 1957) was a renowned British author, translator and Christian humanist. 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 World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divina Commedia to be her best work. She is also known for her plays and essays.
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Leigh Sayers - Full Versionby Dorothy L. Sayers
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The fiancé of Lord Peter's sister, Lady Mary Wimsey, is found dead outside the conservatory of the family's shooting lodge in Yorkshire. Peter and Mary's elder brother, the Duke of Denver, is charged with capital murder and put on trial in the House of Lords. In solving the case Lord Peter is presented with an unusual problem: too many clues.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- June 13, 1893
- Date of Death:
- December 17, 1957
- Place of Birth:
- Oxford, England
- B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920
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I love Lord Peter Wimsey, he has an incredible sense of wrong and right, of honor and love of family. He finds that his brother has been accused of murder and jailed. Lord Peter drops everything and rushes to investigate. His brother refuses to talk,so he does it his way. This is a true British mystery which I love. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
I have pruchased and read the Lord Peter Whimsey books since 1970 and still love to reread them on my nook, keeping them for revisiting! We lost a great writer when she turned to religious writing, but her biographer is also tlented and has fleshed out her WW IIabd after outlines richly and well.
I first read this 35 years ago and immediately read the rest of the series. Set in England just after WWI with well-drawn characters from all levels of society. Lord Peter and his valet Bunter are classic Amateur Sleuths. If you like Agatha Christie's early work give Sayers a try.
If this NOOK book were the regular printed version, B&N would NOT be able to sell it! The French text (in some parts of this Nook book) was so very poorly "printed" it was not only distracting but indeed an insult to the reader! Cannot B&N find someone (who knows French) to advise the printing co. that French vowels do, at times, have accents, and they simply should NOT be replaced with symbols? It makes no sense at all! Buyer beware! if you do NOT know French you may be "satisfied" and finish reading this Nook book. However, if you do know French, you will be very disappointed, to say the least! A SHAME, because the story is good, captivating and does keep you interested to the end .. once you can manage your frustration, that is! Perhaps no one at B&N has read this NOOK version .. hopefully this review will awaken someone's interest and the Nook Version will be corrected!