The original gentleman sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey made his dramatic debut in this sparkling 1923 'whodunnit' by one of the true masters of the English detective story. Sayers envisioned Lord Peter as a composite of Fred Astaire and Bertie Wooster, the narrator of P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories - a sprightly combination of charms that has delighted generations of readers. This title is reprint of the Boni & Liveright, New York, 1923 edition.
British novelist, essayist, and medieval scholar, Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) ranks with Agatha Christie as a defining author of the classic English detective novel. Sayers was among the first women to receive an Oxford degree, and her translations of Dante remain in wide circulation.