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Striding Folly: Three Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Lord Peter Wimsey Series)
     

Striding Folly: Three Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Lord Peter Wimsey Series)

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by Dorothy L. Sayers, Ian Carmichael (Narrated by)
 

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In addition to the title story, in which a nightmare may hold a terrifying premonition, this collection includes "The Haunted Policeman," which features a house numbered thirteen on a street of even numbers; and "Talboys," in which one of Lord Peter's own children is accused of theft. Sayers, like Lord Peter, is at the peak of her powers in her final work.

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In addition to the title story, in which a nightmare may hold a terrifying premonition, this collection includes "The Haunted Policeman," which features a house numbered thirteen on a street of even numbers; and "Talboys," in which one of Lord Peter's own children is accused of theft. Sayers, like Lord Peter, is at the peak of her powers in her final work.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In Busman's Honeymoon, when Lord Peter Wimsey finally marries the love of his life, Harriet Vane, Sayers ends his detective adventures. However, to please "Wimsey addicts" who bombarded her with letters, she wrote a series of short stories that gave glimpses of Lord Peter the family man. The title work has Wimsey magically appearing to rescue a gentle chess expert who finds himself accused of the murder of his neighbor. In "The Haunted Policeman," Lord Peter has just gone through the harrowing experience of witnessing the birth of his first son, but he rises to the challenge when called to help out the police again. The third story is the longest and, for Wimsey-philes, the most charming. In "Talboys" we get to meet Bredon, Roger, and Paul, the next generation of Wimseys. When Bredon, the eldest and heir, becomes the chief suspect in the theft of some prize peaches, Peter must establish his son's innocence and identify the real culprits. Actor Ian Carmichael does a wonderful job with the narration, managing to sound convincingly like both a three-year old and a crotchety spinster all in the same paragraph. Recommended for libraries where mystery short stories or the works of Sayers are popular.-Barbara L. Rhodes, Northeast Texas Lib. Syst., Garland Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572702233
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
10/21/2002
Series:
Lord Peter Wimsey Series
Edition description:
Unabridged Edition
Pages:
2
Sales rank:
333,229
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Although best known for the popular and witty Lord Peter Wimsey mystery series, Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893¿1957) was also a noted poet, playwright, essayist, and translator. With sly wit, Sayers used Lord Peter Wimsey, an English aristocrat and amateur sleuth, to gently satirize the British class system. She is recognized as being one of the four "Queens of Crime" alongside Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, and Margery Allingham. Some of her most popular books include Whose Body, The Nine Tailors, and The Missing Clock.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 13, 1893
Date of Death:
December 17, 1957
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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Striding Folly 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is only 64 pages long! Counting the tiny little biography at the end. Don't waste your money on it. Talk about a huge regret and I can't be reimbursed! Thanks for even allowing a scam like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nook has no reason to rook customers this way but continues to do so untill an irate reviewer blows a whistle there were two short stories one was about stollen peaches tallboys and other about a fake murder seen thru mail slot a prank while peter is awaiting birth of his son there was one or two shorts with his young nephew "gerkins" treasure map in old book
justme0 More than 1 year ago
great stories but wasn't really clear from description how little of this book was story.