Lord Peter

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First edition (publ. Harper & Row)


Lord Peter is a collection of short stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. First published in 1972 (ISBN 0-380-01694-X), it includes all the short stories about Lord Peter written by Dorothy L. Sayers, most of which were published elsewhere soon after they were written, and some related writings.

Contents[edit]

  • Introduction, by James Sandoe
  • Twelve stories which comprised Lord Peter Views the Body (1928)
    • "The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers"
    • "The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question"
    • "The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will"
    • "The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag"
    • "The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker"
    • "The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention"
    • "The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran"
    • "The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste"
    • "The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head"
    • "The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach"
    • "The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face"
    • "The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba"
  • Four stories from Hangman's Holiday (1933)
    • "The Image in the Mirror"
    • "The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey"
    • "The Queen's Square"
    • "The Necklace of Pearls"
  • Two stories from In the Teeth of the Evidence (1939)
    • "In the Teeth of the Evidence"
    • "Absolutely Elsewhere"
  • Three later stories also collected in Striding Folly (1972)
    • "Striding Folly"
    • "The Haunted Policeman"
    • "Talboys"
  • Coda: "Sayers, Lord Peter and God", by Carolyn Heilbrun
  • Codetta: "Greedy Night, A Parody", by E. C. Bentley

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