by Dorothy Sayers
Editor: Dover Publications Inc.
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There’s a dead body in the tub, wearing nothing else, but a pair of show nose clipsCome in Lord Peter Wimsey, the original, the gentleman detective.Urged to study by his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, Lord Peter quickly found that the sudden death of a famous financier was somehow connected to the body in the bathroomBut the discovery of exactly how they are linked leads the amateur detective on a merry huntWritten by a master detective storyteller, this tale atmosphere abounds in the comfortable pleasures of English murder and mysteryDorothy LSayers ranks with Agatha Christie as the author’s gender determinantNovelist, essayist, medieval and scholar, Sayers was among the first women to receive an Oxford degree, and his translations of Dante remain in circulationThis novel marks the beginning of his popular creation, Lord Peter Wimsey, whose adventures continue to take place in the middle of the living world of the high crust of British society in the 1920s
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