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The Documents in the Case is a 1930 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers and Robert Eustace. It is the only one of Sayers's twelve major crime novels not to feature Lord Peter Wimsey, her most famous detective character. This is an epistolary novel, told.
The Documents in the Case is a 1930 novel by Dorothy L. This is an epistolary novel, told primarily in the form of letters between some of the characters. This collection of documents-hence the novel's title-is explained as a dossier of evidence collected by the victim's son as part of his campaign to obtain justice for his father.
Home Dorothy L. Sayers The Documents in the Case. In Dorothy L. Sayers’ novels, I found the sort of main character I loved when I turned to fiction: someone with a ‘real’ life, someone who wasn’t just a hero who conveniently had no relations to mess up the workings of the novelist’s plot. Dorothy L. Sayers, as I discovered, had much to teach me both as a reader and as a future novelist. While many detective novelists from the Golden Age of mystery kept their plots pared down to the requisite crime, suspects, clues, and red herrings, Sayers did not limit herself to so limited a canvas in her work. Pull yourself together, Jack Munting! You are becoming hysterical
Home Dorothy L. The documents in the ca. .The Documents in the Case, . Pull yourself together, Jack Munting! You are becoming hysterical. Your glands are functioning madly in the wrong places, and your Unconscious has come unstuck! Anyhow, I’m going to have quite enough to depress me tomorrow. That crashing nuisance, Leader, has suddenly discovered that he knows the fellow who’s written the book of the season, and is coming along to ‘Look me up, old boy, and celebrate!’ There was a young student of Caius. Who passed his exams with a squaius
An epistolary crime novel from Dorothy L Sayers, creator of the classic Lord Peter Wimsey series - a must-read for . Suicide? Or murder?The documents in the case seemed to be a simple collection of love notes and letters home
An epistolary crime novel from Dorothy L Sayers, creator of the classic Lord Peter Wimsey series - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, and introduced by author and journalist Libby Purves. The bed was broken and tilted grotesquely sideways. Harrison was sprawled over in a huddle of soiled blankets. His mouth was twisted. Suicide? Or murder?The documents in the case seemed to be a simple collection of love notes and letters home. But they concealed a clue to the brilliant murderer who baffled the best minds in London. She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that.
Dorothy L. Sayers stace. This collection of documents hence the novel's title is explained as a dossier of evidence collected by the victim's son as part of his campaign to obtain justice for his father.
I love Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey’s novels, so was keen to try this stand alone story
I love Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey’s novels, so was keen to try this stand alone story. Told from a variety of viewpoints via letters and court documents, this is the sad tale of a mis-matched married couple, and the neighbors who turn their lives upside down.
All of Sayers are great. This one was particularly interesting to me because I am a mycologist.
An epistolary crime novel from the creator of the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey, Dorothy L Sayers: in this thrilling murder story she tells her story instead through the letters of the victim and the suspects. With an introduction by author and journalist Libby Purves. See all Product description. All of Sayers are great.
Documents in the Case is unlike Sayers' other mysteries. com User, September 5, 1998. This book was the first I have read by Dorothy Sayers, and it was very good. It is in the form, first of all, of documents: letters, newspaper clippings, etc. Secondly, it does not feature Lord Peter Wimsey. It is, however, an intensely interesting book. There were times when it was a little slow, but other than that, it was very well-written. I look forward to reading more mysteries by this author!
Originally published: New York : Brewer, Warren & Putnam In. 1930. The grotesquely grinning corpse in the Devonshire shack was of a man who had died horribly, with a dish of mushrooms at his side.
Originally published: New York : Brewer, Warren & Putnam In. His body contained enough death-dealing muscarine to kill thirty people. Why would an expert on fungi feast on a large quantity of this particularly poisonous species? A clue to the brilliant murderer, who had baffled the best minds in London, was hidden in a series of letters and documents that no one seemed to care about, except the dead man's son.
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