Lord PeterThe Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories Kindle

Lord PeterThe Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories Kindle


Lord PeterThe Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories [PDF / Epub] ☃ Lord PeterThe Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories Author Dorothy L. Sayers – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk An alternate cover edition can be found hereLord Peter Wimsey eccentric amateur sleuth I Lord Peter Views the Body 1928 12 stories The 1 Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers2 Entertaining An alternate cover Complete Lord eBook ¸ edition can be found hereLord Peter Wimsey eccentric amateur sleuth I Lord Lord PeterThe MOBI :Þ Peter Views the Body stories The Abominable History of the Man with Copper PeterThe Complete Lord PDF/EPUB é Fingers Entertaining Episode of the Article in uestion Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will Fantastic Horror PeterThe Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Kindle - of the Cat in the Bag Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali BabaII Hangman's Holiday stories The Image in the Mirror Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey ueen's Suare Necklace of PearlsIII In the Teeth of the Evidence In PeterThe Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Kindle - the Teeth of the Evidence Absolutely ElsewhereIV Striding Folly Striding Folly The Haunted Policeman Talboys Sayers Lord Peter and God by Carolyn Heilbrun Greedy Night A Parody by E C Bentley.


10 thoughts on “Lord PeterThe Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories

  1. Madeline Madeline says:

    Since discovering Lord Peter in college I've resisted the urge to race through all of his mysteries There are only eleven and I prefer to read them slowly one every year or so so they can last as long as possible Knowing that I only have four left makes me sad but this collection was a nice antidote with twenty one stories it felt like at least three or four novels' worth of mysteriesObviously they aren't all great The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran is sort of a letdown at the end and The Abominable History of the Man With the Copper Fingers while suspenseful and creepy has a pretty obvious solution that I saw from a mile away But most of the stories are delightful The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will rests on the characters having to solve a crossword puzzle and The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head features Lord Peter solving a mystery with his nephew and it's just as adorable and charming as it sounds Also in case you haven't guessed all of the mysteries have delightfully old school melodramatic titles which I am always a fan of And my absolute favorite of the bunch was of course Talboys which involves the entire Wimsey Vane family and I want someone to make a TV series where Peter Harriet and their sons travel the country and solve mysteries granted this story does feature scenes where the Wimseys are super rude to a female houseguest but since she's the 1930's euivalent of an anti vaccer hippie mom their disdain is earned Also there's a mystery that opens with the birth of Peter and Harriet's first child which I will proceed to uote almost in its entirety because that's how well it demonstrates why I love these two'Good lord' said his lordship 'Did I do that?''All evidence points that way' replied his wife'Then I can only say I never knew so convincing a body of evidence produce such an inadeuate result'The nurse appeared to take this reflection personally She said in a tone of rebuke'He's a beautiful boy''H'm' said Peter He adjusted his eyeglass carefully 'Well you're the expert witness Hand him over'The nurse did so with a dubious air She was relieved to see that this disconcerting parent handled the child competently; as in a man who was an experienced uncle was not after all so very surprising Lord Peter sat down gingerly on the edge of the bed'Do you feel it's up to standard?' he inuired with some anxiety 'Of course your workmanship's always sound but you never know with these collaborative efforts''I think it'll do' said Harriet drowsily'Good' He turned abruptly to the nurse 'All right; we'll keep it Take it and put it away and tell 'em to invoice it to me It's a very interesting addition to you Harriet; but it would have been a hell of a rotten substitute'The book also features an afterword by John Curran who outlines Sayers' life and it's pretty cool she had a baby out of wedlock and successfully kept it a secret He also goes through the trajectory of the Lord Peter novels including the Harriet Vane romanceSayers introduced Harriet Vane in Strong Poison 1930 and allowed her and Wimsey to embark on a three book courtship culminating in marriage in Busman's Honeymoon 1937 This is the longest and some would argue the most wearisome and embarrassing courtship in the annals of detective fictionrecord scratchExcuse you? No one argues that Curran NO ONE If any detective courtship deserves to be called embarrassing and wearisome it's Stephen Moffat's take on Sherlock's relationship with Irene Adler yeah I went there fight me Sherlock fangirls Don't step to me on the subject of Harriet and PeterDetective fiction purists contend that this type of romantic relationship between detective and suspect has no place in a detective story Curran writes Other sleuths have managed to meet court marry and produce children without any of the soul searching in which Peter and Harriet indulgedYou best get out your dueling pistols and choose a second Curran because them's fightin' words I honestly considered taking off a star for the pure dickishness of the afterword but then I remembered that it's not Sayers' fault


  2. Douglas Wilson Douglas Wilson says:

    Just fun


  3. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    This was a gift from the heavens received at just the correct juncture A terrific couple of dozen short stories that fit like puzzle pieces of a man in his timeAll hail Dorothy SayersFor me to give any short stories 5 stars is an absolute first These just are Not all are of that level the one with Peter living for months in the Basue country was 4 at the most but at least 75% are pure perfectionWhere has the glorious English language proceeded since this master whirled her uip and phrasing batons? And most delightful of all was the uirk and pull of Lord Wimsey's personality edging to get himself in those curious cracks of notice in nearly infinite numbers of societal situations I also loved her dynamics for graphics situated where they fit Placements drawings charts sketchings or crossword boards etc And the FRESHNESS of plots and contrivance of insinuations At least 12 of these were new to me and never ever read all together one after the other And the Talboys final story nearly made me fall off the treadmill Bredon Bredon In times of adversity no better read than such a stolid and brilliant force for justice good intent served as Lord Peter Bunter and Parker Most of these are pre Harriet days but he does know his goose is cooked there regardlessJust a couple of last over commentary musings She has dialogue so skillful that the word said rarely appears And characters are not introduced and described They just ARE and reveal themselves by their words in conversation and their surroundings of particular physical placement Can some modern writers of acclaim READ her and LEARN Please And all of that doesn't always come in the first 2 pages either Finally I enjoyed the style and scientific levels of that particular era to a 6 star level Especially the dentistry and lighting optics norm Heavily heavily recommend


  4. Christy Christy says:

    I had read the first three Lord Peter novels and fallen in love not only with the writing and wit Dorothy Sayers has an incredible vocabulary rarely seen elsewhere her Oxford education in languages shows in all sorts of glory which grew with each new book but also with the depiction of life and crime solving in 1920's England and of course the goofy and lovably brilliant Lord PeterThis book was sitting on my daughter's bookshelf and having borrowed it I was than delighted to realize it included the complete stories in Lord Peter Views the Body book four in the series these are the first twelve stories in this editionand The story Talboys being recently discovered written in 1942 appears in this volume in print for the first time for exampleI am not normally a fan of short stories and while a few of them I could have skipped I was surprised by how much I hated to lay this volume down As I said I do enjoy the novels uite a bit but this little gem is a very worthwhile read and not just for those who enjoy the series The names of the stories are incredible in themselves from The Picatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach to The Entertaining Episode of the Article in uestion and The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention Of course while some stories are far interesting than others I particularly enjoyed The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste I highly recommend this for the die hard Wimsey fan as well as anyone who loves to read the English language used in such masterful and playful ways


  5. Bill Tress Bill Tress says:

    In the world of Lord Peter murder is jolly good fun Dorothy Sayer wrote fun and interesting mysteries using the character of Lord Peter to hook her readers and this reviewer feel right into the trapThe reader immediately identifies with Lord Peter we all want to be incredibly wealthy with personal man servants waiting on our needs and responsive to our every whim The character is heroic devil may care handsome and eccentric Who wouldn't want to be him? Beyond the hero of these mysteries is an excellent writer who can create intriguing mysteries that for the reader become page turners This series of mystery's becomes a little less interesting when our perfect man falls in love with another interesting character Harriet Vane less interesting because we want him to be unencumbered with marriage and children in order to fulfill the readers fantasiesThis particular compilation of stories is a bed side book that can sit for a while and than can immediately bring the reader right back into the thick of it For this reviewer this genre is an escape from the real world and a chance to live in a fantasy world another murder Ohjolly good fun


  6. Robin Stevens Robin Stevens says:

    Sayers is a master of the crime genre and these stories are absolutely wonderful examples of her sharp brain and talent for storytelling Some of their attitudes are a little dated now but the plots still shine 12Please note this review is meant as a recommendation only Please do not use it in any marketing material online or in print without asking permission from me first Thank you


  7. Margaret Carpenter Margaret Carpenter says:

    Well I guess I know what series I'm launching myself headlong into now Truly dare I say it deuced good stuff


  8. Lydia Lydia says:

    Short stories that get straight to the point I like it


  9. writer... writer... says:

    Read The Unprincipled Practical Joker for October's Suspense Challenge for my first Dorothy Sayer Will be reading for November's Thanksgiving titles ChallengeLetter A Absolutely ElsewhereLetter I In the Teeth of the EvidenceLetter N Necklace of Pearls a Christmas read completed for the Christmas Spirit Readathon 2016


  10. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I read this for an on line book group called Reading Wimsey over on LiveJournal I've read a lot of rubbish this summer and it was such a blissful relief to sink back into Sayers's easy elegant prose Sayers's short stories are very different from her novels she really seizes the opportunity to explore different points of view outrageously improbable situational constructions her various personal fascinations wine printed ephemera crosswords etc I bought my copy of this book in 1987 and I appear to have managed to struggle successfully through one entire corner of the crossword My own marginal annotation of several years later says How the bloody hell did I even get this far ALTHOUGH I am now able to supply the word UAGGA to Bunter's final uery as my children and I are very familiar with a stuffed example of said animal in the Royal Museum in EdinburghThere are certain tiny details that I just adore about Sayers's writing The way the little pool of crimson fire like a miniature sunset mentioned so casually in a short story in 1928 turns up again nearly ten years later on Harriet Vane's finger in Busman's Honeymoon The way Peter is convinced that the Death Coach can't be real because his horse doesn't shy at it but she DOES shy at Dead Man's Post it's a given that the supernatural does exist it just doesn't exist in relation to Burdock And what a looooong and rambling story that is There's a MAP There's the implication that Peter is in the country as a convalscent I think she's so good at background My favorite story is the last in this collection Talboys which I appreciate so much now that I have children and houseguests and a career than I did as a happy go lucky 22 year old grad studentYou may by taking your husband into your own room and accommodating the two elder boys in his dressing room sueeze in an extra person who like Miss uirk has been wished upon you; but it is scarcely possible to run after her all day to see that she is not getting into mischief This is particularly the case if you are a novelist by profession and if over your idea of a hppy holiday is to dispose as completely and briskly as possible of children book servants and visitor so as to snatch all the available moments for playing the fool with a congenial but admittedly distracting husbandI also find that I am mind melding Harriet Vane with Anne Morrow Lindbergh in this story which amuses me since AML has replaced HV as my role model over the last ten years most of my role models have been fictional


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10 thoughts on “Lord PeterThe Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories

  1. Madeline Madeline says:

    Since discovering Lord Peter in college I've resisted the urge to race through all of his mysteries There are only eleven and I prefer to read them slowly one every year or so so they can last as long as possible Knowing that I only have four left makes me sad but this collection was a nice antidote with twenty one stories it felt like at least three or four novels' worth of mysteriesObviously they aren't all great The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran is sort of a letdown at the end and The Abominable History of the Man With the Copper Fingers while suspenseful and creepy has a pretty obvious solution that I saw from a mile away But most of the stories are delightful The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will rests on the characters having to solve a crossword puzzle and The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head features Lord Peter solving a mystery with his nephew and it's just as adorable and charming as it sounds Also in case you haven't guessed all of the mysteries have delightfully old school melodramatic titles which I am always a fan of And my absolute favorite of the bunch was of course Talboys which involves the entire Wimsey Vane family and I want someone to make a TV series where Peter Harriet and their sons travel the country and solve mysteries granted this story does feature scenes where the Wimseys are super rude to a female houseguest but since she's the 1930's euivalent of an anti vaccer hippie mom their disdain is earned Also there's a mystery that opens with the birth of Peter and Harriet's first child which I will proceed to uote almost in its entirety because that's how well it demonstrates why I love these two'Good lord' said his lordship 'Did I do that?''All evidence points that way' replied his wife'Then I can only say I never knew so convincing a body of evidence produce such an inadeuate result'The nurse appeared to take this reflection personally She said in a tone of rebuke'He's a beautiful boy''H'm' said Peter He adjusted his eyeglass carefully 'Well you're the expert witness Hand him over'The nurse did so with a dubious air She was relieved to see that this disconcerting parent handled the child competently; as in a man who was an experienced uncle was not after all so very surprising Lord Peter sat down gingerly on the edge of the bed'Do you feel it's up to standard?' he inuired with some anxiety 'Of course your workmanship's always sound but you never know with these collaborative efforts''I think it'll do' said Harriet drowsily'Good' He turned abruptly to the nurse 'All right; we'll keep it Take it and put it away and tell 'em to invoice it to me It's a very interesting addition to you Harriet; but it would have been a hell of a rotten substitute'The book also features an afterword by John Curran who outlines Sayers' life and it's pretty cool she had a baby out of wedlock and successfully kept it a secret He also goes through the trajectory of the Lord Peter novels including the Harriet Vane romanceSayers introduced Harriet Vane in Strong Poison 1930 and allowed her and Wimsey to embark on a three book courtship culminating in marriage in Busman's Honeymoon 1937 This is the longest and some would argue the most wearisome and embarrassing courtship in the annals of detective fictionrecord scratchExcuse you? No one argues that Curran NO ONE If any detective courtship deserves to be called embarrassing and wearisome it's Stephen Moffat's take on Sherlock's relationship with Irene Adler yeah I went there fight me Sherlock fangirls Don't step to me on the subject of Harriet and PeterDetective fiction purists contend that this type of romantic relationship between detective and suspect has no place in a detective story Curran writes Other sleuths have managed to meet court marry and produce children without any of the soul searching in which Peter and Harriet indulgedYou best get out your dueling pistols and choose a second Curran because them's fightin' words I honestly considered taking off a star for the pure dickishness of the afterword but then I remembered that it's not Sayers' fault

  2. Douglas Wilson Douglas Wilson says:

    Just fun

  3. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    This was a gift from the heavens received at just the correct juncture A terrific couple of dozen short stories that fit like puzzle pieces of a man in his timeAll hail Dorothy SayersFor me to give any short stories 5 stars is an absolute first These just are Not all are of that level the one with Peter living for months in the Basue country was 4 at the most but at least 75% are pure perfectionWhere has the glorious English language proceeded since this master whirled her uip and phrasing batons? And most delightful of all was the uirk and pull of Lord Wimsey's personality edging to get himself in those curious cracks of notice in nearly infinite numbers of societal situations I also loved her dynamics for graphics situated where they fit Placements drawings charts sketchings or crossword boards etc And the FRESHNESS of plots and contrivance of insinuations At least 12 of these were new to me and never ever read all together one after the other And the Talboys final story nearly made me fall off the treadmill Bredon Bredon In times of adversity no better read than such a stolid and brilliant force for justice good intent served as Lord Peter Bunter and Parker Most of these are pre Harriet days but he does know his goose is cooked there regardlessJust a couple of last over commentary musings She has dialogue so skillful that the word said rarely appears And characters are not introduced and described They just ARE and reveal themselves by their words in conversation and their surroundings of particular physical placement Can some modern writers of acclaim READ her and LEARN Please And all of that doesn't always come in the first 2 pages either Finally I enjoyed the style and scientific levels of that particular era to a 6 star level Especially the dentistry and lighting optics norm Heavily heavily recommend

  4. Christy Christy says:

    I had read the first three Lord Peter novels and fallen in love not only with the writing and wit Dorothy Sayers has an incredible vocabulary rarely seen elsewhere her Oxford education in languages shows in all sorts of glory which grew with each new book but also with the depiction of life and crime solving in 1920's England and of course the goofy and lovably brilliant Lord PeterThis book was sitting on my daughter's bookshelf and having borrowed it I was than delighted to realize it included the complete stories in Lord Peter Views the Body book four in the series these are the first twelve stories in this editionand The story Talboys being recently discovered written in 1942 appears in this volume in print for the first time for exampleI am not normally a fan of short stories and while a few of them I could have skipped I was surprised by how much I hated to lay this volume down As I said I do enjoy the novels uite a bit but this little gem is a very worthwhile read and not just for those who enjoy the series The names of the stories are incredible in themselves from The Picatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach to The Entertaining Episode of the Article in uestion and The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention Of course while some stories are far interesting than others I particularly enjoyed The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste I highly recommend this for the die hard Wimsey fan as well as anyone who loves to read the English language used in such masterful and playful ways

  5. Bill Tress Bill Tress says:

    In the world of Lord Peter murder is jolly good fun Dorothy Sayer wrote fun and interesting mysteries using the character of Lord Peter to hook her readers and this reviewer feel right into the trapThe reader immediately identifies with Lord Peter we all want to be incredibly wealthy with personal man servants waiting on our needs and responsive to our every whim The character is heroic devil may care handsome and eccentric Who wouldn't want to be him? Beyond the hero of these mysteries is an excellent writer who can create intriguing mysteries that for the reader become page turners This series of mystery's becomes a little less interesting when our perfect man falls in love with another interesting character Harriet Vane less interesting because we want him to be unencumbered with marriage and children in order to fulfill the readers fantasiesThis particular compilation of stories is a bed side book that can sit for a while and than can immediately bring the reader right back into the thick of it For this reviewer this genre is an escape from the real world and a chance to live in a fantasy world another murder Ohjolly good fun

  6. Robin Stevens Robin Stevens says:

    Sayers is a master of the crime genre and these stories are absolutely wonderful examples of her sharp brain and talent for storytelling Some of their attitudes are a little dated now but the plots still shine 12Please note this review is meant as a recommendation only Please do not use it in any marketing material online or in print without asking permission from me first Thank you

  7. Margaret Carpenter Margaret Carpenter says:

    Well I guess I know what series I'm launching myself headlong into now Truly dare I say it deuced good stuff

  8. Lydia Lydia says:

    Short stories that get straight to the point I like it

  9. writer... writer... says:

    Read The Unprincipled Practical Joker for October's Suspense Challenge for my first Dorothy Sayer Will be reading for November's Thanksgiving titles ChallengeLetter A Absolutely ElsewhereLetter I In the Teeth of the EvidenceLetter N Necklace of Pearls a Christmas read completed for the Christmas Spirit Readathon 2016

  10. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I read this for an on line book group called Reading Wimsey over on LiveJournal I've read a lot of rubbish this summer and it was such a blissful relief to sink back into Sayers's easy elegant prose Sayers's short stories are very different from her novels she really seizes the opportunity to explore different points of view outrageously improbable situational constructions her various personal fascinations wine printed ephemera crosswords etc I bought my copy of this book in 1987 and I appear to have managed to struggle successfully through one entire corner of the crossword My own marginal annotation of several years later says How the bloody hell did I even get this far ALTHOUGH I am now able to supply the word UAGGA to Bunter's final uery as my children and I are very familiar with a stuffed example of said animal in the Royal Museum in EdinburghThere are certain tiny details that I just adore about Sayers's writing The way the little pool of crimson fire like a miniature sunset mentioned so casually in a short story in 1928 turns up again nearly ten years later on Harriet Vane's finger in Busman's Honeymoon The way Peter is convinced that the Death Coach can't be real because his horse doesn't shy at it but she DOES shy at Dead Man's Post it's a given that the supernatural does exist it just doesn't exist in relation to Burdock And what a looooong and rambling story that is There's a MAP There's the implication that Peter is in the country as a convalscent I think she's so good at background My favorite story is the last in this collection Talboys which I appreciate so much now that I have children and houseguests and a career than I did as a happy go lucky 22 year old grad studentYou may by taking your husband into your own room and accommodating the two elder boys in his dressing room sueeze in an extra person who like Miss uirk has been wished upon you; but it is scarcely possible to run after her all day to see that she is not getting into mischief This is particularly the case if you are a novelist by profession and if over your idea of a hppy holiday is to dispose as completely and briskly as possible of children book servants and visitor so as to snatch all the available moments for playing the fool with a congenial but admittedly distracting husbandI also find that I am mind melding Harriet Vane with Anne Morrow Lindbergh in this story which amuses me since AML has replaced HV as my role model over the last ten years most of my role models have been fictional

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