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HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 16 November 2016
This collection of short stories includes two Lord Peter Wimsey Stories (“In the Teeth of the Evidence,” and “Absolutely Elsewhere”), five Montague Egg stories (“A Shot at Goal,” “Dirt Cheap,” “Bitter Almonds,” “False Weight,” and “The Professor’s Manuscript”). There are also several stories which feature neither of Dorothy L. Sayers main characters – “The Milk Bottles,” “Dilemma,” “An Arrow O’er the House,” “Scrawns,” “Nebuchadnezzar,” “The Inspiration of Mr Budd,” “Blood Sacrifice,” “Suspicion,” “The Leopard Lady,” and “The Cyprian Cat.”

I am not a great fan of short stories, but am reading all of the Wimsey books in order and so, as this contained stories featuring him, it was on my list. I have to say that I am very fond of travelling salesman, Montague Egg, as well and so all of those stories were of interest to me. I also enjoyed the non character stories and my favourites included, “The Milk Bottles,” about a young couple who have been seen arguing and, after the husband leaves after a row, the milk bottles remain on the step; causing concern about whether a crime has been committed. I also enjoyed, “The Inspiration of Mr Budd,” about a hairdresser spying a wanted man and, “The Leopard Lady,” about a sinister, ‘removal company.’ A good collection of stories, with a good mix of characters.
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on 22 August 2017
For me, Dorothy L Sayers can do no wrong, Lord Peter in splendid form in this book. What's not to like - ......I just realised that Lord Peter would raise his monocle at that last comment, not one word of that ungrammatical phrase would pass his lips.
This is a book that you save for a special occasion; one where nobody will come and disturb you, where you can be totally immersed in the story and put yourself in the place and the times when it was written. It is another book in these far too few set of stories that are just beautiful to read and when you finish them you sit and smile and hesitate to re-enter the real world.
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on 15 May 2017
This isn't a bad read although the solutions to the felonies are pretty obvious. My main complaint is that the first short story is the only one featuring Wimsey. The next few are Montegue Egg then nobody in particular.
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on 20 April 2017
I am a great fan of Peter Wimsey but only a few of these short stories are about him. The others are a mixed bag. Worth getting to complete my Peter Wimsey reading
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on 13 August 2016
A bit of a let down. Not really Lord Peter - the majority of the book concerns other detectives. Expensive!
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on 29 April 2017
Sayers usual excellence. Prompt delivery
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on 14 July 2014
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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on 20 June 2016
Most enjoyable light reading about the period between the wars.
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on 1 February 2017
I love this book.
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on 22 December 2015
I love Peter wimsey and this book was great
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