A full-cast dramatization specially recorded for BBC Audiobooks, starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey
When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the “Gaudy,” the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters. Some of the notes threaten murder, and one of them involves a long Latin quotation, which makes Harriet suspect that the perpetrator is probably a member of the Senior Common Room.
But which of the apparently rational, respectable dons could be committing such crazed acts? When a desperate undergraduate who is at her wit’s end after receiving a series of particularly savage letters attempts to drown herself, Harriet decides that it is time to ask Lord Peter Wimsey for help.
As his investigation draws near to uncovering the culprit, Harriet’s life comes under threat. And when the mystery is finally solved, she is faced with an agonizing decision: Should she, after five years of rejecting his proposals, finally agree to marry Lord Peter?
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Series:||Lord Peter Wimsey Series , #10|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Dorothy L. Sayers was born in Oxford in 1893, and was both a classical scholar and a graduate in modern languages. As well as her popular Lord Peter Wimsey series, she wrote several religious plays, but considered her translations of Dante's Divina Commedia to be her best work.
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