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4.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a mixed bag but one Sayers fans will enjoy
A collection of 17 short stories, Wimsey fans will be disappointed that he only appears in the first two. `Absolutely Elsewhere' riffs on the notion of an unshakeable alibi, although keen readers of Sayers's work will get the twist early on. The same is true of the titular opening story, although there is more fun here in watching Wimsey get to the truth...
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2.0 out of 5 stars This was a collection of short stories with only 1 ...
This was a collection of short stories with only 1 or 2 featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. The description (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) was totally misrepresentative.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a mixed bag but one Sayers fans will enjoy, 19 Dec 2009
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A collection of 17 short stories, Wimsey fans will be disappointed that he only appears in the first two. `Absolutely Elsewhere' riffs on the notion of an unshakeable alibi, although keen readers of Sayers's work will get the twist early on. The same is true of the titular opening story, although there is more fun here in watching Wimsey get to the truth.

Montague Egg features in 5 of the stories. Although these are more mannered and Egg's continued citation of rhyming couplets from The Salesman's Handbook to explain how he discovers the truth can become irritating, the stories here are probably the most satisfying - especially `Bitter Almonds', which is a neat twist on poisoning and `The Professor's Manuscript', which keeps you guessing until the end. Other Egg stories include `A Shot At Goal', `Dirt Cheap', and `False Weight'.

The rest of the stories are more of a mixed bag. Some, like `The Milk Bottles' and `Nebuchadnezzar' and `Suspicion' suffer through their age, but the supernatural elements of `The Cyprian Cat' is surprisingly effective and `The Inspiration of Mr Budd' will have you sympathising with the protagonist's dilemma.

All in all, it's a fun read with something for everyone and definitely one for the list if you're already a Sayers fan.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic crime in short story form, 23 Aug 2007
This is a collection of mysteries, featuring Lord Peter Wimsy and Montague Egg amongst others. The format lends itself to quick solutions and explanations of dastardly crimes, drawing heavily on logic and knowledge of human nature, and hence the dedicated mystery fan may find a lack of suspense. However, it's a handy collection with a dash of humour throughout - the opening scene, of Wimsey at the dentist, is hilarious.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In the Teeth of the Evidence (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery), 17 July 2012
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An excellent book keeping alive the tradition of Lord Peter Wimsey. Read DLS and you will find her an excellent author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This was a collection of short stories with only 1 ..., 14 July 2014
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This was a collection of short stories with only 1 or 2 featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. The description (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) was totally misrepresentative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab, 12 Mar 2014
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Great service. Great book. Thank you. Much appreciated. Recommend to one and all.
Would not hesitate to recommend. Fabuuuulous. x
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, 10 Aug 2013
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Disappointing. Don't know what I really expected but a colourless detective who stands in the sidelines, then leaps out to solve the case without appearing to have contributed to the investigation, is a little hard to take.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic D l Sayers, 30 April 2013
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If you like a good "who done it" even if a bit old fashion it is a must read, classic to keep and read again and again like all her work
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not just Peter Wimsey, 25 Mar 2013
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I don't enjoy short stories all that much, and was disappointed when there were only a couple about Peter Wimsey
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short but not sweet!, 25 Dec 2012
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I had not realised these were short stories and, like all short stories, some of the 'meat' is missing because of the need to cut down the number of words used. However, like all Dorothy L. Sayers tales, they are absorbing with plenty of murderous, and definitely not sweet, content for the length of the story. I have always enjoyed this lady's books and these short stories are no exception.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Warning: this is short stories!, 26 Aug 2014
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This was advertised as 'a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery'...but in fact it consists of short stories, only a few of which feature Wimsey. My book has now gone to Oxfam!
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