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The Documents in the Case

By Dorothy L Sayers

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The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. But in this thrilling murder story she tells her story instead through the letters of the victim and the suspects. With an introduction by Elizabeth George.

The bed was broken and tilted grotesquely sideways. Harrison was sprawled over in a huddle of soiled blankets. His mouth was twisted . . .
Harrison had been an expert on deadly mushrooms. How was it then that he had eaten a large quantity of death-dealing muscarine? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder?
The documents in the case seemed to be a simple collection of love notes and letters home. But they concealed a clue to the brilliant murderer who baffled the best minds in London.

'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9780450002434
  • Publication date: 01 Dec 1984
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
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
I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail — Ruth Rendell
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