Dorothy L. Sayers: The Complete Stories

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A sure treat for Dorothy L. Sayers's legions of fans, The Complete Stories is the ultimate collectible. This delightfully gruesome collection captures all of Sayers's short stories in one volume. The tantalizing puzzles and baffling cases 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.

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Overview

A sure treat for Dorothy L. Sayers's legions of fans, The Complete Stories is the ultimate collectible. This delightfully gruesome collection captures all of Sayers's short stories in one volume. The tantalizing puzzles and baffling cases 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062275493
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Series: P.S.
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 141,680
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.

Biography

Dorothy L. Sayers, the greatest of the golden age detective novelists, was born in Oxford in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University and worked as a copywriter in an advertising agency from 1921 to 1932. Her aristocratic detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, became one of the most popular fictional heroes of the twentieth century. Dorothy L. Sayers also became famous for her religious plays, notably The Man Born to be King, which was broadcast controversially during the war years, but she considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She died in 1957.

Author biography courtesy of St. Martin's Press.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Dorothy Leigh Sayers (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 13, 1893
    2. Place of Birth:
      Oxford, England
    1. Date of Death:
      December 17, 1957

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers 3
The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question 24
The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will 36
The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag 57
The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker 71
The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention 84
The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran 145
The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste 163
The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head 178
The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach 201
The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face 224
The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba 255
The Image in the Mirror 290
The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey 317
The Queen's Square 345
The Necklace of Pearls 364
In the Teeth of the Evidence 376
Absolutely Elsewhere 392
Striding Folly 409
The Haunted Policeman 424
Talboys 447
The Poisoned Dow '08 473
Sleuths on the Scent 486
Murder in the Morning 498
One Too Many 510
Murder at Pentecost 522
Maher-shalal-hashbaz 535
A Shot at Goal 547
Dirt Cheap 560
Bitter Almonds 573
False Weight 587
The Professor's Manuscript 599
The Man Who Knew How 613
The Fountain Plays 628
The Milk-Bottles 643
Dilemma 654
An Arrow o'er the House 663
Scrawns 676
Nebuchadnezzar 691
The Inspiration of Mr. Budd 702
Blood Sacrifice 716
Suspicion 744
The Leopard Lady 762
The Cyprian Cat 783
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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Wimsey and More!

    You have the terrific post WWI Lord Peter Wimsey short stories which are as good as the novels plus varied mystery short stories by Sayers. It is delightful to have them all under one cover. Well done!

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