The classic mystery that first featured Harriet Vane, companion sleuth to the dashing, perennially popular private investigator Lord Peter Wimsey, from the writer widely considered the greatest mystery novelist of the Golden AgeDorothy L. Sayers.
Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her fiancÉ died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman's noose in mind. But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to prove her innocentas determined as he was to make her his wife.
With an introduction by Elizabeth George
About the Author
Dorothy L. Sayers was an English writer, translator, and Christian humanist. Best known for the extremely popular Lord Peter Wimsey mystery series, Sayers also penned a number of plays, including The Man Born to Be King, essays, and translations, of which she considered Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best. Sayers died in 1950, and is buried in St. Anne's Church in London.
“A model detective story. . . . fascinating.”
-New York Times
“Here is unquestionably a shining star in the mystery story firmament and the best of all the Lord peter Wimsey stories—until the next comes along.”
-Saturday Review of Literature
“The end of this story is as ingenious as any solution could be.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)