Lord Peter

Lord Peter

Lord Peter Wimsey, eccentric amateur sleuth. I Lord Peter Views the Body (1928) 12 stories: The .. 1 Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers 2 Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question 3 Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will 4 Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag 5 Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker 6 Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Content Lord Peter Wimsey, eccentric amateur sleuth. I Lord Peter Views the Body (1928) 12 stories: The .. 1 Ab...

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Title:Lord Peter
Author:Dorothy L. Sayers
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Lord Peter : The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

Lord Peter Reviews

  • Simon
    Jun 01, 2013
    I read the Peter Wimsey novels less for the mysteries --- which are usually very good --- but for the writing, which is uniformly excellent. I found a hardback edition of the stories for a dollar, so I decided to reread them. There was an appreciation of Sayers by another favorite auth...
  • Christina
    Mar 05, 2009
    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A reread of a favorite book. I'm not a fan of short stories in general; I can't write them for beans, and I tend to feel frustrated at the end of reading them. But mystery short stories with an established protagonist and world I am all for. With a s...
  • Madeline
    Jan 27, 2015
    Since discovering Lord Peter in college, I've resisted the urge to race through all of his mysteries. There are only eleven, and I prefer to read them slowly, one every year or so, so they can last as long as possible. Knowing that I only have four left makes me sad, but this collectio...
  • Elizabeth
    Sep 10, 2008
    I read this for an on-line book group called "Reading Wimsey" over on LiveJournal. I've read a lot of rubbish this summer, and it was such a blissful relief to sink back into Sayers's easy, elegant prose. Sayers's short stories are very different from her novels--she really seizes the ...
  • Douglas Wilson
    Jun 02, 2018
    Just fun. ...
  • Telyn
    Feb 06, 2010
    I met Lord Peter Wimsey in the "Abominable Affair of the Copper Fingers." I was, I think, 12, and the story scared me stiff. It was a treat to reread this collection of all of the Wimsey short stories, including "Copper Fingers," which is still intensely creepy. The quality is somewhat...
  • Heather
    Mar 20, 2019
    4.25 The last chapter is probably the best. I laughed so hard at it! ...
  • Ron
    Feb 21, 2010
    Got this as a first edition; sadly, couldn't help re-reading it to the extent that it's far from pristine. On the other hand, it has the look of a long-time friend, which it is. ...
  • Alan
    Jul 18, 2019
    Convenient Wimsey Collection Review of the Hodder & Stoughton paperback edition (2018) This recent paperback edition collects the Lord Peter Wimsey stories from the previously issued short story collections Lord Peter Views the Body (Wimsey #4) (1928 - all 12 are Wimsey stories...
  • Whitney
    Oct 22, 2015
    I'm not a fan of short stories, but I am a fan of Wimsey, obviously, or I wouldn't be reading this. Apparently I've missed the best part of this supposed collection. The edition I grabbed from the library did not include "Tallboys," which is supposed to be a rare gem that shows a za...
  • writer...
    Nov 02, 2016
    Read The Unprincipled Practical Joker for October's Suspense Challenge for my first Dorothy Sayer. Will be reading more for November's "Thanksgiving" titles Challenge. Letter "A" - Absolutely Elsewhere Letter "I" - In the Teeth of the Evidence Letter "N" - Necklace of Pearls , a Chr...
  • Abbey
    May 16, 2011
    ***This massive collection of Sayers' complete output of Wimsey short stories is well-worth the investment of money and time. All the stories are strongly plotted and superbly crafted, with many of her usual characters but each has an edge to them and a sharply succinct quality that ma...
  • Andy Vann
    May 30, 2011
    I've read some of her novels, but I've never read the Lord Peter Wimsey short stories. My oh my but they are good. ...
  • Gloria
    Oct 11, 2015
    This book is a collection of 20 of Dorothy L Sayers' short stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. I recently finished all 4 of Jill Patton Walsh's Lord Peter books and loved them, and decided it was time to go back to the originals. I am not normally a fan of short mysteries, as they usu...
  • Andy
    Nov 02, 2018
    I am so glad that I came across Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter series, since I always enjoy a good old-fashioned mystery la Sherlock Holmes. In some respects I liked these short stories even more than Arthur Conan Doyles', particularly because of the humorous tint the character of Lord ...
  • Rosemary
    Oct 06, 2018
    A fat volume of detective stories from the masterful hand of Dorthy L. Sayers. These range from the very slight couple of pages to some that run 20-30 pages. All are constructed with intelligence, some very highbrow indeed. One involves a crossword puzzle with esoteric clues in rhymed ...
  • Jacqueline O.
    May 11, 2013
    This is a collection of all the Lord Peter Whimsey short stories, including those published in Lord Peter Views the Body, and In the Teeth of Evidence. The twenty stories in this collection vary widely, from extremely good to average. However, the novel is a good introduction to the...
  • Cyn Mcdonald
    Dec 06, 2017
    This one's an old friend, and comfort reading. All the short stories in chronological order. If you haven't met Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey before, though, I'd really recommend starting with the first novel, Whose Body? ...
  • Robin Stevens
    Apr 12, 2018
    Sayers is a master of the crime genre, and these stories are absolutely wonderful examples of her sharp brain and talent for storytelling. Some of their attitudes are a little dated now, but the plots still shine. (12+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Pl...
  • Rollie Reid
    Nov 26, 2017
    This is a collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey short stories. Now, if you have read any of the Lord Peter novels, then you might wonder how he translates into the medium of the short story, and unfortunately, the answer is, not as well as he does in the medium of the novel. In fa...
  • Pat
    May 30, 2019
    2019: 3rd or 4th time through. The first Wimseys I read were short stories; I find it easier to ease myself into a series by reading something short. This collection is nice because it includes all the short stories, including one not published during Sayers' lifetime. So, the end o...
  • Margaret
    Nov 02, 2017
    Well, I guess I know what series I'm launching myself headlong into now. Truly - dare I say it - deuced good stuff. ...
  • -Me
    Apr 15, 2015
    The prose is absolutely perfect. And add to that the witty, awkward, and wonderful detective who is blessed with the beak of a hawk - it is a fantastic read. As of yet, I have only read /The Nine Tailors/ from the collection of Lord Peter Wimsey novels, and it was excellent as well. ...
  • Shalulah
    Apr 03, 2018
    Apologies to Dorothy Sayers, but this was a great bedtime read. ...
  • Catherine Mason
    Jun 30, 2017
    To be honest I didn't read the whole of this book but it is nearly 500 pages and all I didn't finish were the bits at the end that weren't written by Dorothy L. Sayers, plus the previously unpublished story Talboys (there was a good reason why it wasn't published - it was bad). I would...
  • Lydia
    Aug 28, 2017
    Short stories that get straight to the point. I like it. ...
  • Bill Tress
    Feb 18, 2019
    In the world of Lord Peter, murder is jolly good fun! Dorothy Sayer wrote fun and interesting mysteries using the character of Lord Peter to hook her readers, and this reviewer feel right into the trap. The reader immediately identifies with Lord Peter, we all want to be incredibly we...
  • Christy
    Jun 23, 2016
    I had read the first three Lord Peter novels and fallen in love, not only with the writing and wit (Dorothy Sayers has an incredible vocabulary, rarely seen elsewhere, her Oxford education in languages shows in all sorts of glory) which grew with each new book, but also with the depict...
  • Norman Styers
    Apr 17, 2016
    This book collects all the short stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. The stories individually are fine examples of the craft. The supporting cast, so important in the novels, is almost absent from most of these, except for Parker. Even Bunter appears only occasionally, and sometimes o...
  • Jane
    Apr 04, 2017
    I hadn't read these stories in many years so while they seemed familiar, I really didn't remember all of the "who dunnit" or why they did it details so it was almost like getting a bonus dose of Lord Peter. If you like cosy mysteries from the genre's golden age, then you will enjoy the...