Gaudy Night

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453258957
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Oxford is full of memories—and threats of murder—for Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey in this mystery that “stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels” (The Times Literary Supplement). Since she graduated from Oxford’s Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her. Putting aside her lingering shame from the trial, Harriet returns to Oxford for her college reunion with her head held high—only to find that her life is in danger once again. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Lord Peter for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to match Lord Peter and the daring Harriet. Gaudy Night is the 12th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Zur fraglichen Stunde

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644223319
Format: PDF
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Das Zeugnis des Blutes Eigentlich müsste die Krimiautorin Harriet Vane mit den dunklen Seiten der Welt bestens vertraut sein – aber das schockiert sogar sie: Während des Urlaubs findet sie auf einem Felsen am Strand eine Leiche, die Kehle von einem Ohr bis zum anderen durchgeschnitten. Plötzlich steckt sie selbst mitten in einem Kriminalfall. Lord Peter Wimsey mischt sich in die Ermittlung ein, doch diese Geschichte gibt auch ihm Rätsel auf, denn es finden sich weder Fußspuren noch sonst irgendwelche Hinweise auf einen Mörder ... War es Selbstmord? Oder das perfekte Verbrechen?

Aufruhr in Oxford

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN: 9783499230820
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Lord Peter Wimsey, blaublütig, scharfsinnig und cool von Geburt, wird in letzter Not in ein Mädchen-College nach Oxford gerufen. Man will jedes Aufsehen und vor allem das Auftauchen der Polizei vermeiden, obwohl Unheimliches passiert. Schülerinnen und Lehrkräfte erhalten Drohbriefe. Eine Strohpuppe, durchbohrt von einem Messer, hängt am Dachbalken. Ein früheres College-Mitglied, die Krimiautorin Harriet Vane, entgeht nur knapp einem Mordanschlag. Gerade ihr eilt Lord Peter gern zu Hilfe. Oxford wird so auch zum Ort seiner grossen Liebe. (Quelle: Buchdeckel verso).

The Remarkable Case of Dorothy L Sayers

Author: Catherine Kenney
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873384582
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Sayers' three main accomplishments serve as the organizing principle of this book: first, her transformation of the modern detective story into a serious novel of social criticism and moral depth; second, her penetrating critique of the situation of modern woman; and, finally, her compelling work as a lay theologian and interpreter of Christianity.

Women Times Three

Author: Kathleen Gregory Klein
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726829
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume explores the range of relationships among women writers, women detectives and women-centered mystery fiction, and women readers. Focusing on writers as diverse as Sara Paretsky, Joan Hess, Sarah Caudwell, P.D. James, Katherine V. Forrest, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Sue Grafton, D.R. Meredith, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Barbara Wilson, the authors analyze the development of detective fiction with a different agenda: the woman-authored woman detective. Examined through the eyes of actual and hypothetical women readers of the genre, these eleven essays concentrate new attention on the trio of reader, writer, and text when all three are modified by the terms "woman" and "mystery." The first essay collection to propose this gender and genre specific analysis, Women Times Three offers its readers a careful theoretical and critical investigation of both historical and contemporary models of consistently "new" mystery fiction. The essays' authors are not only widely published scholar-critics of mystery/detective fiction but also dedicated fans of the genre. Familiar with the full scope of mystery fiction, they bring insight and enthusiasm to their writing.