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Dorothy L. Sayers

Back at Oxford for her reunion, Harriet Vane, Lord Peter’s beloved, finds herself in mortal danger Since she graduated from Oxford’s Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her. Putting aside her lingering shame from the trial, Harriet returns to Oxford for her college reunion with her head held high—only to find that her life is in danger once again. 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 Lord Peter for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to match Lord Peter and the daring Harriet. Gaudy Night is the 12th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

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Dorothy L Sayers

A must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey is the immortal amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers. 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.

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Dorothy Leigh Sayers

La plupart des romans policiers de Dorothy L Sayers sont disponibles depuis des années en version française. Cependant, Le coeur et la raison, le plus connu et le plus vendu de ses romans dans le monde anglophone publié avec le titre Gaudy Night, n'avait jusqu'à ce jour jamais trouvé de traducteur. A mi-chemin entre le roman policier classique et le roman traditionnel, Le coeur et la raison plonge le lecteur dans l'ambiance de l'Angleterre des années trente où les femmes luttent pour leurs droits, inquiètes face à l'idéologie qui s'impose dans l'Allemagne nazie. Sayers parvient à créer une intrigue passionnante, émaillée de lettres anonymes et de menaces de mort, ayant pour toile de fond, une réflexion profonde sur les valeurs universitaires et les conditions nécessaires à l'épanouissement de chacun dans le couple. Comme le constate la romancière P-D James en 2009 : "Le coeur et la raison est un mariage réussi du roman à énigmes et du réalisme social. C'est la démonstration même, pour moi qui suis écrivain aujourd'hui, qu'il est possible de construire un polar crédible et fascinant, et de l'associer à une thématique d'une grande subtilité psychologique".

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Dorothy L. Sayers

When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, 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.

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Dorothy L Sayers

A must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey is the immortal amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers. 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.