Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #8)

Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #8)

by Dorothy L. Sayers


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Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #8) by Dorothy L. Sayers

Back in print and now available in trade paperback, Dorothy L. Sayers' classic tale of murder and scandal at a chic London advertising agency, featuring the dashing and brilliant Lord Peter Wimsey.

When executive Victor Dean dies from a fall down the iron staircase at Pym's Publicity, a posh London ad agency, Lord Peter Wimsey goes undercover to investigate. Before his tragic demise, the victim had tried to warn Mr. Pym, the firm's owner, about some scandalous behavior involving his employees.

Posing as a new copywriter, Wimsey discovers that Dean was part of an unsavory crowd at Pym's whose recreational habits link them to the criminal underworld. With time running out and the body count rising, Wimsey must rush to find the truth before his identity is discovered and a determined killer strikes again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062341655
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Series , #8
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 101,350
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

June 13, 1893

Date of Death:

December 17, 1957

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England


B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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Murder Must Advertise 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SearchingforGoodBooks More than 1 year ago
Crime, mystery, and detective fiction is one of my favorite genres. I thought I had read everything, Chandler, Macdonald, Coben, etc. I thought there was nothing good left. I came across Dorothy Sayers while reading about the Inklings, that legendary group of authors that included JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis. This book is excellent. A clever mystery, exceptionally witty dialogue, and some funny and pulse-pounding moments. This is detective fiction at its highest level. Lord Peter Wimsey is the man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a long time fan of Dorothy Sayers I would say this is the one I come back to time and time again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this is Sayer's best Lord Peter story. It's an ingenious mystery filled with clever red herrings and wonderfully complex and interesting characters. As with Dame Christie's finest books, even though 90-plus years has passed since this book was written, it still feels relevant to today. It all comes down to the psychology of the odd little species known as humans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Abd always a long comfort read one can settle down in it. The author worked in an ad agency the money spent on smoking was huge and got bigger in usa. REmember those old bw movies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting foray into the world of advertising. A good mystery.
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