The wealthy old woman was dead — a trifle sooner than expected. The intricate trail of horror and senseless murder led from a beautiful hampshire village to a fashionable London flat and a deliberate test of amour — staged by the debonair sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.
Here the modern detective story begins to come to its own; and all the historical importance aside, it remains an absorbing and charming story today.ded a degree by Oxford University and worked as a copywriter in an advertising agency from 1921 to 1932. Her aristocratic detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, became one of the most popular fictional heroes of the twentieth century. Dorothy L. Sayers also became famous for her religious plays, notably The Man Born to be King, which was broadcast controversially during the war years, but she considered her translation of Dantes Divine Comedy to be her best work. She died in 1957. Author biography courtesy of St. Martins Press.