Unnatural Death [NOOK Book]

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When a terminally ill woman dies much earlier than expected, Lord Peter suspects murder
Though never quick-witted, Agatha Dawson had an iron constitution and a will to fight that never abated in her old age. Even after three operations failed to rid her of her cancer, she refused to give in. But as her body began to weaken, she accused lawyers, nurses, and doctors of trying to kill her and snatch her fortune. The town physician, an expert in cancer, gives her six months to live....
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Overview

When a terminally ill woman dies much earlier than expected, Lord Peter suspects murder
Though never quick-witted, Agatha Dawson had an iron constitution and a will to fight that never abated in her old age. Even after three operations failed to rid her of her cancer, she refused to give in. But as her body began to weaken, she accused lawyers, nurses, and doctors of trying to kill her and snatch her fortune. The town physician, an expert in cancer, gives her six months to live. Three days later, she is dead. Though the autopsy reveals nothing surprising, the doctor suspects that Agatha’s niece had some hand in the old woman’s death. When Lord Peter Wimsey, the dashing gentleman detective, looks into the matter, he finds that death stalks all those who might testify. How can he continue his investigation when every question marks another innocent for murder? 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: 9781453258866
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 4,407
  • File size: 4 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.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Classic!

    Perfect for people who love mysteries and the noble English gentleman detective. Definitely a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Bertie Wooster.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    This is a village classic with the spinster like miss marple

    Doing the investigating for peter who really this time managed to goad a killer into killing however he is saved from having to do anything more like proving it and being all upset by the hanging. Sometimes i get quite peeved with him! One of the books most like agatha at her best. I have all and this is a buy and a keeper buska

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Silver

    Looks at them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Kevin

    Sneaks u behind Jaes and shots him in the head with a silver bullet from my revolver. His brains coat the ground as i walk out

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    Posted June 18, 2014

    Kate

    Im there

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    Posted June 25, 2014

    James

    Smiles

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    Posted June 25, 2014

    Kylie

    She smiled at him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Andrews room

    A big steel room with masave speekers

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