It is great to get all the Lord Peter short stories in one book. It saves money, and for Lord Peter fans, provides a whole host of tales of his exploits. Each story fleshes out a bit more information as to his history. These are not so much whodunnits, but stories of curious situations, which are unraveled. You read them to enjoy a good yarn rather than to test your personal detective skills. Some are murders, some are thefts, and some are just mysteries; but all have something strange about them. Most are Lord Peter and Bunter stories, but the last two (from the book Striding Folly) involve Harriet Vane - one immediately following the birth of her first child, and one a few years later, set at Tallboys. So, if you love Lord Peter, these books will fill in a few of the lowlights to accompany the great dramas of the major novels.