Documents in the Case (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)

Documents in the Case (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)

by Dorothy L. Sayers
     
 

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The grotesquely grinning corpse in the Devonshire shack was a man who died horribly — with a dish of mushrooms at his side. His body contained enough death-dealing muscarine to kill 30 people. Why would an expert on fungi feast on a large quantity of this particularly poisonous species. A clue to the brilliant murderer, who had baffled the best minds in London

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Overview

The grotesquely grinning corpse in the Devonshire shack was a man who died horribly — with a dish of mushrooms at his side. His body contained enough death-dealing muscarine to kill 30 people. Why would an expert on fungi feast on a large quantity of this particularly poisonous species. A clue to the brilliant murderer, who had baffled the best minds in London, was hidden in a series of letters and documents that no one seemed to care about, except the dead man's son.

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New York Times Book Review
An absorbing book ... much more than a mere mystery story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061043604
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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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