Clouds of Witness
Lord Peter Wimsey Book 2
By Dorothy L Sayers
The second book in the classic British detective series featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, with a new introduction by journalist and crime novelist Ruth Dudley Edwards.
The second book in Dorothy L Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey series introduced by crime novelist Ruth Dudley Edwards - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries.
'D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers' Daily Telegraph
The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords.
Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair. The murder took place at the duke's shooting lodge and Lord Peter's sister was engaged to marry the dead man.
But why does the duke refuse to co-operate with the investigation? Can he really be guilty, or is he covering up for someone?
'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James
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. She died in 1957.
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25 Aug 2016
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Her books are English Literature at its best. Her plots are finely tuned and her Lord Peter Wimsey is delightful — The Times (letter)
She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit. — P. D. James
D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers. — E. C. Bentley, Daily Telegraph
I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail — Ruth Rendell