Striding Folly: A Collection of Mysteries [NOOK Book]

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In his final three stories, Lord Peter confronts the greatest mystery of all—fatherhood

For decades, Lord Peter Wimsey has made life tough for England’s criminal class. In town and country he solved some of the most baffling mysteries of the Jazz Age, facing down killers armed only with wit, charm, and a keen nose for deception. His work brought him one great reward: the ...
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Striding Folly: A Collection of Mysteries

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Overview


In his final three stories, Lord Peter confronts the greatest mystery of all—fatherhood

For decades, Lord Peter Wimsey has made life tough for England’s criminal class. In town and country he solved some of the most baffling mysteries of the Jazz Age, facing down killers armed only with wit, charm, and a keen nose for deception. His work brought him one great reward: the love of beautiful mystery novelist Harriet Vane. After years of pleading, he has finally convinced her to marry him. Now the real adventure begins.
 
In the final three Wimsey stories, Lord Peter confronts land barons, killers, and the terror that comes from raising three young sons. Through it all, his clear thinking never fails him, and he solves these last puzzles as successfully as he did his first. He may be a family man now, but like good wine, a great detective only gets better with age.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453258989
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries , #15
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 48,622
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) was a British playwright, scholar, and acclaimed author of mysteries, best known for her books starring the gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. While working as an advertising copywriter, Sayers began writing Whose Body? (1923), the first Wimsey mystery, followed by ten sequels and several short stories. Sayers set the Wimsey novels between the two World Wars, giving them a realistic tone by incorporating details from contemporary issues such as advertising, women’s education, and veterans’ health. Sayers also wrote theological essays and criticism during and after World War II, and in 1949 published the first volume of a translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Although she considered this translation to be her best work, it is for her elegantly constructed detective fiction that Sayers remains best remembered. 

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.

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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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Don't waste your money

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    This story is in one of the short story collections

    With one about being at country house with their sons. The last three books have first child then war time in country with their kids and parkers and third after war with kids in school with bunters son. Second was based on war time mag by sayer and first by unfinished mag third is based on peter stories but all her own

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