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Download or read book Gaudy Night written by Dorothy L Sayers and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-10-15 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twelfth book in Dorothy L Sayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series, introduced by actress Dame Harriet Mary Walter, DBE - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. 'D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers' Daily Telegraph Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back . . . At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters obscene graffiti, poison pen letters and a disgusting effigy when she arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the 'Gaudy' celebrations. But soon, Harriet realises that she is not the only target of this murderous malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help. 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James
Book Synopsis Gaudy Night by : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Download or read book Gaudy Night written by Dorothy Leigh Sayers and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 1993 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This full-cast audio dramatization of Gaudy Night was specially recorded for BBC Radio. When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the 'Gaudy, ' the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obsentities, burnt effigies and poison-pen letters--including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection--and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.
Book Synopsis Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Mysteries) by : Dorothy L. Sayers
Download or read book Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Mysteries) written by Dorothy L. Sayers and published by . This book was released on 2016-12-13 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dorothy Leigh Sayers (/ˈsɛərz/ sairz (13 June 1893 - 17 December 1957) was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator, and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages.She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, which remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays.Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers, is an interesting mystery novel that begins when Harriet Vane decides to attend a reunion, known as a Gaudy, at Shrewsbury College, a fictitious woman's college at Oxford University. Harriet has not returned to Shrewsbury since graduating. She becomes a famous mystery writer after being acquitted for a murder she did not commit. The man who saves her is Lord Peter Wimsey, who has been trying to get her to marry him for the past five years.Harriet is nervous about her return to Shrewsbury, wondering how she will be received by the faculty, students and staff. She is only attending because a classmate of hers is very ill and is attending the Gaudy before going overseas for surgery. In spite of her fears and nervousness, the reunion goes well. The only thing that mars the experience is the receipt of a prank letter that she finds just as she is leaving. She promises to attend future events at the school.The Gaudy begins a series of prank poison pen letters written with letters cut out from newspapers, burnings in effigy and obscenities scrawled on walls. When the New Library is to be opened, Harriet receives an invitation and the school asks her to help them with the problem. Harriet goes to the New Library opening and takes up residence in the Guest Room where she stays for the remainder of the term. The College officials want the matter handled discretely without publicity or the authorities.Harriet agrees to conduct the investigation for them. All evidence from any incident is directed to her and she documents the incidents as they occur, compiling a lengthy dossier.One term runs into another term as the incidents continue, becoming more serious as one student is driven to try suicide. At this point, Harriet tells the school officials that they need to bring in experts. She eventually brings in her friend, Lord Peter Wimsey who is also an Oxford alum.The attacks continue, becoming more serious as Harriet and the others try to trap the attacker. Peter does some research that takes him to York checking out clues. When he returns, after an attempt on Harriet's life, he reveals his suspicions and how he arrived at them at a meeting. The culprit confesses, thus bringing an end to the poison pen letters and violence.Throughout the book, Peter keeps asking Harriet to marry him and she keeps saying no. She becomes more involved with his family and their problems when she meets his nephew, Viscount Gerald Saint-George who attends one of the Oxford colleges. The time spent working on the case has them all re-evaluating their feelings.Plot SummaryCharactersObjects/PlacesThemesStyle
Book Synopsis Gaudy Night by : Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Download or read book Gaudy Night written by Dorothy Leigh Sayers and published by . This book was released on 1936 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, she and Lord Peter Wimsey are haunted by pranks and messages that threaten murder, but, strangely, all of the messages are perfectly worded.
Book Synopsis Sayers, Dorothy L. and Lord Peter Wimsey by : Maren Göpffarth
Download or read book Sayers, Dorothy L. and Lord Peter Wimsey written by Maren Göpffarth and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2004-11-09 with total page 12 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,5 (B), Technical University of Braunschweig, course: Detective Story Inside/Outside the classroom, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Dorothy Leigh Sayers was born at Oxford on 13th June 1893, the only child of the Rev. Henry Sayers, of Anglo-Irish descent. Her father was at the time headmaster of Christ Church College, and she was born in the headmaster's house. Henry Sayers made an impressive clerical and schoolmasterly career.1 Her mother, Helen Mary Leigh Sayers, was the daughter of a solicitor.2 The maiden name of Helen Mary Sayers was Leigh. This name was given to Dorothy as her second first name. This initial “L” was always very important for her and if somebody forgot it he or she had to expect a reproach. 3 Dorothy Sayers was brought up at Bluntisham Rectory, Cambridgeshire. She was already sixteen years old when she started to visit a school. Before she was thaught latin, french, music (she learned to play the violin and had singing lessons) and german by her father, aunt and mother. But she was not good in mathematics and science. 1 Dorothy L. Sayers – A Literary Biography, Ralph E. Hone, S. 1f 2 Dorothy L. Sayers – A Literary Biography, Ralph E. Hone, S. 2 3 Dorothy L. Sayers, Manfred Siebald, S. 9
Book Synopsis Conundrums for the Long Week-end by : Robert Kuhn McGregor
Download or read book Conundrums for the Long Week-end written by Robert Kuhn McGregor and published by Kent State University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In Conundrums for the Long Week-End, Robert McGregor and Ethan Lewis explore how Sayers used her fictional hero to comment on, and come to terms with, the social upheaval of the time: world wars, the crumbling of the privileged aristocracy, the rise of democracy, and the expanding struggle of women for equality. A reflection of the age, Lord Peter's character changed tremendously, mirroring the developing subtleties of his creator's evolving worldview." "Scholars of the Modern Age, fans of the mystery genre, and admirers of Sayers's fiction are sure to appreciate McGregor and Lewis's incisive examination of the literary, social, and historical context of this prized author's most popular work."--Jacket.
Book Synopsis The Matter of Facts by : Gareth Leng
Download or read book The Matter of Facts written by Gareth Leng and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2020-03-18 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How biases, the desire for a good narrative, reliance on citation metrics, and other problems undermine confidence in modern science. Modern science is built on experimental evidence, yet scientists are often very selective in deciding what evidence to use and tend to disagree about how to interpret it. In The Matter of Facts, Gareth and Rhodri Leng explore how scientists produce and use evidence. They do so to contextualize an array of problems confronting modern science that have raised concerns about its reliability: the widespread use of inappropriate statistical tests, a shortage of replication studies, and a bias in both publishing and citing “positive” results. Before these problems can be addressed meaningfully, the authors argue, we must understand what makes science work and what leads it astray. The myth of science is that scientists constantly challenge their own thinking. But in reality, all scientists are in the business of persuading other scientists of the importance of their own ideas, and they do so by combining reason with rhetoric. Often, they look for evidence that will support their ideas, not for evidence that might contradict them; often, they present evidence in a way that makes it appear to be supportive; and often, they ignore inconvenient evidence. In a series of essays focusing on controversies, disputes, and discoveries, the authors vividly portray science as a human activity, driven by passion as well as by reason. By analyzing the fluidity of scientific concepts and the dynamic and unpredictable development of scientific fields, the authors paint a picture of modern science and the pressures it faces.
Book Synopsis The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume Three by : Dorothy L. Sayers
Download or read book The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume Three written by Dorothy L. Sayers and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-06-12 with total page 2062 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No mystery can stump the British aristocrat and sleuth—in these four novels in the beloved series from “one of the greatest mystery story writers” (Los Angeles Times). A gentleman needs hobbies. For Lord Peter Wimsey—a Great War veteran with a touch of shell shock—collecting rare books, sampling fine wines, and catching criminals are all most pleasant diversions. In these Golden Age whodunits, “Lord Peter can hardly be spared from the ranks of the great detectives of the printed page” (The New York Times). Murder Must Advertise: The iron staircase at Pym’s Publicity is a deathtrap, so no one in the advertising agency is surprised when Victor Dean tumbles down it, cracking his skull. His replacement arrives just a few days later—a green copywriter named Death Bredon. Though he displays a surprising talent for selling margarine, alarm clocks, and nerve tonics, Bredon is not really there to write copy. He is, in fact, Lord Peter Wimsey, come in search of the man who pushed Dean. The Nine Tailors: During their stay in the countryside, Lord Peter and his manservant Bunter encounter hospitality, dinner, and an invitation from the local rector to go bell ringing to welcome the New Year. They also encounter murder, a mutilated corpse, and a decades-old jewel theft for which locals continue to die. In this land where bells toll for the dead, the ancient chimes never seem to stop. Gaudy Night: When mystery novelist and acquitted murder suspect Harriet Vane returns to Oxford for her college reunion, she finds that her troubles are far greater than a damaged reputation. 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 Wimsey for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to outwit the gentleman sleuth and his ladylove. Busman’s Holiday: A murderer kills the mood for newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane on their honeymoon, when they discover the house’s caretaker bludgeoned to death in the manor’s basement. In a house full of suspects, the only thing harder than finding the killer will be finding time to be alone.
Book Synopsis 10 Women of Mystery by : Earl F. Bargainnier
Download or read book 10 Women of Mystery written by Earl F. Bargainnier and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1981 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume, which examines the special contributions of a number of women mystery writers, sheds light on this significant example of common interests in recreational reading among women and men and the reasons behind the early and continuing uncharacteristic near-equality of both sexes in this field of endeavor.
Book Synopsis The Victorian Approach to Modernism in the Fiction of Dorothy L. Sayers by : Aoife Leahy
Download or read book The Victorian Approach to Modernism in the Fiction of Dorothy L. Sayers written by Aoife Leahy and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dorothy L. Sayers wrote bestselling detective novels and short stories in the 1920s and 1930s. Working within a popular medium, Sayers promotes nineteenth century and modernist literature with skills learnt during a period of employment in an advertising agency. In much of her fiction she recommends her choice of good books by name. She also suggests that taking Victorian literature as a foundation can bring her reader to a better understanding of literary modernism. With a didactic intent, Sayers shows how Lewis Carroll’s Alice can help us to eventually read Virginia Woolf, for instance. Her approach to educating her readers is always through entertainment. Sayers worked briefly as a teacher before taking up copywriting and retained important insights on how to improve the learning experience for any reader. Sayers’ admiration for the Victorian sensation author Wilkie Collins is widely recognised. This book examines Sayers’ attention to equally important Victorian influences from John Ruskin and George Eliot to Oscar Wilde, particularly in relation to the topic of education. She often questions the boundaries between “popular” and “serious” literature. Sayers’ personal views on the connections between mid-Victorian, late Victorian and high modernist authors are also considered.
Book Synopsis Adult Catalog: Authors by : Los Angeles County Public Library
Download or read book Adult Catalog: Authors written by Los Angeles County Public Library and published by . This book was released on 1970 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Cases of Lord Peter Wimsey - Complete Series by : Dorothy L. Sayers
Download or read book The Cases of Lord Peter Wimsey - Complete Series written by Dorothy L. Sayers and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2023-11-26 with total page 2198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lord Peter Wimsey is an English aristocrat and amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L. Sayers, English crime writer from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. An archetype of the British gentleman detective, Lord Peter Wimsey solves mysteries for his own amusement with the assistance of his valet and former batman, Mervyn Bunter; police detective Charles Parker; and charming Harriet Vane. Table of Contents: Biographical Introduction Novels: Whose Body? Clouds of Witness Unnatural Death The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Strong Poison The Five Red Herrings Have His Carcase Murder Must Advertise The Nine Tailors Gaudy Night Busman's Honeymoon Lord Peter Views the Body: 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 Other Stories: The Image in the Mirror The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey The Queen's Square The Necklace of Pearls In the Teeth of the Evidence Absolutely Elsewhere Striding Folly The Haunted Policeman Talboys
Book Synopsis Christianity and the Detective Story by : Anya Morlan
Download or read book Christianity and the Detective Story written by Anya Morlan and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-11 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christianity and the Detective Story is the first book to gather together academic criticism on this particular connection between religion and popular culture. The articles cover the origin of this relationship in the works of G. K. Chesterton, examine its development through the “Golden Age” of mystery writers such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and include discussions of recent and contemporary television crime dramas. The volume makes a strong case for viewing mystery writing as a valid means of providing both entertainment and religious insight.
Book Synopsis As Good as Gold by : Robert W. Killick PhD
Download or read book As Good as Gold written by Robert W. Killick PhD and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2017-04-03 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bob W. Killick, an organic chemist, shares his extraordinary journey from unemployment to unlikely entrepreneur in this inspiring memoir. After losing his job and being told repeatedly he was too qualified to be hired, he came up with a creative solution team up with his wife to buy, mainly on borrowed money, a fifty-year old decrepit chemical factory. The venture meant getting up at five oclock each morning and traveling across town to work with a team determined to build a multi-million dollar business in a cutthroat industry. Along the way, they developed environmentally-sound products and with sweat and tears obtained several international patents. At the helm of the Victorian Chemical Company, hed take a proactive approach to growing a businessnever letting a good, clean joke get in the way of an international business deal. Join Bob, his wife, and his team on an exciting ride that proves that you can achieve extraordinary business success while maintaining your integrity and adhering to Christian principles.
Book Synopsis How to Write, Plan, Organize, Play and Host the Perfect Murder Mystery Game Party by : Dean Amory
Download or read book How to Write, Plan, Organize, Play and Host the Perfect Murder Mystery Game Party written by Dean Amory and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-10-12 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you have ever wanted to host your own murder mystery party game but you did not know where to start, then this book is the perfect guide for you! Whether your guests are old friends or new acquaintances, a murder mystery provides drama and intrigue, encourages participation and helps guests bond through a common goal: to solve the mystery. I present to you a step by step guide for writing, planning, organizing, playing and hosting the perfect professional quality murder mystery party of your dreams. All the ideas and inspiration you could possibly ever need to throw are included in this guide. x creating the plot x guest invitations x casting of characters x Timeline: Checklist from the first idea to the thank you message x host guide with instructions, invitation, confirmation, reminder, guest list, costume suggestions, name tags, general background, ground plan, character profile, public and confidential clues, goals, additional plots, welcome word, ....
Book Synopsis From Rechtsstaat to Universal Law-State by : Åke Frändberg
Download or read book From Rechtsstaat to Universal Law-State written by Åke Frändberg and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-07-03 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book the author investigates what is common to the German idea of the Rechtsstaat and the Anglo-American idea of the Rule of Law. He argues that, although dressed up in rather different garb, these two concepts are in fact based on the same fundamental idea and stand for the same values (“the law-state values”) – all ideas that are in the European tradition older than their British and German variants. The fundamental idea is that the individual shall enjoy legal protection against infringements brought about by the exercise of power on the part of the state. In the book basic concepts such as legality, legal equality, legal certainty, legal accessibility and legal security are investigated. Also explored are their mutual relations, in particular, conflicts between them. Furthermore, the book offers practical advice on realising and sustaining these values in practice. Finally, it is argued that the characteristic law-state values can only be justified by reference to an even more fundamental humanistic idea, namely, what the author calls “a life of human dignity”.