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Lord Peter Wimsey - Murder Must Advertise 1
The quotation for Unnatural Death cited below is an example of the wonderful light sarcasm and social satire of Dorothy Sayers. Her volume of essays Are Women Human? Sayers penned over twenty-five volumes, many of which are Lord Peter Wimsey stories. Lord Wimsey is her amateur detective who, aided by his man, Bunter, a detective friend and an otherwise unoccupied old lady, Miss Clemson, solves crimes that baffle the inept local police. In Unnatural Death the murders appear to be quite natural, but with Miss Clemson undercover in the town and Wimsey investigating the remote possibility of murder, the truth is revealed. The Wimsey stories are delightful.
The third book in the classic British detective series featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, with a new introduction by crime writer Minette Walters. The case is closed. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not satisfied. With no clues to work on, he begins his own investigation. No clues, that is, until the sudden, senseless murder of Agatha's maid. What is going on in the mysterious Mrs Forrest's Mayfair flat? And can Wimsey catch a desperate murderer before he himself becomes one of the victims?
Lord Peter Wimsey Unnatural Death 03 The Will
Unnatural Death is a mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers , her third featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. Lord Peter Wimsey and his friend Chief Inspector Parker are told about the death, in late , of an elderly woman named Agatha Dawson who had been suffering from terminal cancer. She was being cared for by Mary Whittaker, her great-niece and a trained nurse. Miss Dawson had an extreme aversion to making a will, believing that Miss Whittaker, her only known relative, would naturally inherit everything. Wimsey is intrigued in spite of the fact that there is no evidence of any crime a post-mortem found no sign of foul play , nor any apparent motive on Miss Dawson's death her estate did indeed pass, as she had expected and wished, to her great-niece.