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    • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 3

    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Ian Carmichael
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these definitive BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' classic crime novels. Aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey was the master creation of Dorothy L Sayers, widely acknowledged as one of the four original ‘Queens of Crime’. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio in the 1970s, and presented here in their entirety – are admired by fans of the genre worldwide. The stories featured are Murder Must Advertise, The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, and Busman's Honeymoon.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 1

    • Three classic full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    Whose Body? first introduced Lord Peter to the world and begins with a corpse in the bath of a London flat. Clouds of Witness finds Wimsey investigating murder close to home, and in Unnatural Death he investigates the suspicious demise of an elderly woman. First broadcast on BBC radio in the 1970s and presented here in their entirety, these full-cast adaptations are admired by fans of the genre worldwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I got totally immersed!

    • By caroline armstrong on 04-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 2

    • Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 163

    Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in the much-acclaimed radio dramatisations of Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Strong Poison, Five Red Herrings and Have His Carcase.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable

    • By Flint on 09-04-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Thrones, Dominations

    • A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
    • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    It is 1936, and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane. As they become part of fashionable London society, they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impresario husband, Laurence. Unlike the Wimseys they are not in love - and all too soon, one of them is dead. A murder case that only Lord Peter Wimsey can solve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!

    • By Kindle Customer on 23-03-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • A Presumption of Death

    • By: Jill Paton Walsh, Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the nighttime lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Sayers on her own!

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-02-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Lord Peter Wimsey: The Complete Short Stories

    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Discover Dorothy L. Sayers' inimitable Golden Age detective in this complete collection of the complete Lord Peter Wimsey stories, together in one volume for the first time. Presented in chronological order, these short stories see Lord Peter Wimsey bringing his trademark wit and unique detection skills to all manner of mysteries.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Somebody must be joking!

    • By Ms C Symington on 03-03-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Floating Admiral

    • By: Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tightly crafted mystery

    • By Sheryl Mason on 26-02-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Busman's Honeymoon

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 13
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    They plan to have a quiet country honeymoon. Then Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride, Harriet Vane, find the previous owner's body in the cellar. Set in a country village seething with secrets and snobbery, this is Dorothy L. Sayers' last full-length detective novel. Variously described as a love story with detective interruptions and a detective story with romantic interruptions, it lives up to both descriptions with style.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story spoiled by narrator

    • By bookworm on 07-12-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Clouds of Witness

    • Lord Peter Wimsey Book 2
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His second appearance is a thrilling quest to save his own brother - the Duke of Denver - from the hangman. The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords. Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the right narrator

    • By Emilia on 06-02-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Unnatural Death

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 3
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His third appearance is a story of murder in a most respectable seaside resort. 'No sign of foul play,' says Dr Carr after the post-mortem on Agatha Dawson. The case is closed. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not satisfied . . .With no clues to work on, he begins his own investigation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spoilt by performance

    • By Claire on 07-12-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Nine Tailors

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 11
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. The 11th book featuring Lord Peter, set in a country church, is often named as the best detective story ever written. When his sexton finds a corpse in the wrong grave, the rector of Fenchurch St Paul asks Lord Peter Wimsey to find out who the dead man was and how he came to be there.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but as usual, McDowell disappoints

    • By Polly on 07-09-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Nine Tailors

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 11
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations, and Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Lord Peter Wimsey, man about town and amateur sleuth, and his man Bunter, are drawn into a series of intriguing incidents after being stranded in the remote village of Fenchurch St. Paul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful radio performance of a classic mystery

    • By Steven on 05-10-16

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Murder Must Advertise (Dramatised)

    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, everyone assumes it was an unfortunate accident. His replacement doesn't think so and begins asking a lot of questions. The new man is something of a mystery to his colleagues, and he certainly dresses well considering his meagre writer's salary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful adaptation for radio

    • By S. Wolfe on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Strong Poison

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 6
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane is not guilty of murder--or find the real poisoner in time to save her from the gallows? Impossible, it seems. The Crown's case is watertight. The police are adamant that the right person is on trial. The judge's summing up is also clear. Harriet Vane is guilty of the killing her lover. And Harriet Vane shall hang. But the jury disagrees.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic crime

    • By Hilary on 28-09-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Gaudy Night

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 12
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. The twelfth book featuring Lord Peter (the third novel to feature Harriet Vane) is set in an Oxford women's college. Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awful performance nearly spoils good book

    • By Annemarie on 28-07-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Whose Body?

    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey sets out to unravel a puzzling case involving the disappearance of a wealthy financier and the discovery of a corpse in a bathtub. He does succeed in solving things to everyone's ultimate satisfaction, but only after a series of bloodcurdling and hair-raising episodes that will hold the listener spellbound with anticipation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • totally inappropriate narration

    • By Mrs on 13-03-14

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Five Red Herrings

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 7
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His eighth appearance takes him to an artists' colony (based on a real one) in Scotland during the 1920s. Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story shame about the accents!

    • By Polly on 31-01-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Documents in the Case

    • By: Dorothy L Sayers, Robert Eustace
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The best of the golden-age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field, including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. But in this thrilling murder story, she tells her story instead through the letters of the victim and the suspects. The bed was broken and tilted grotesquely sideways. Harrison was sprawled over in a huddle of soiled blankets.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Only for die-hard fans!

    • By Heather Cawte on 09-08-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Have His Carcase

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 8
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. In his eighth appearance (and the second book featuring Harriet Vane), he solves a murder on a deserted English beach. With an introduction by Elizabeth George. A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story fab, reader must be replaced

    • By Arwen on 29-12-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Lord Peter Views the Body

    • Lord Peter Wimsey Book 4
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. He made his fifth appearance in this brilliant collection of ingenious short stories. The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration spoils a good set of short stories

    • By Polly on 12-07-15

    Regular price: £24.99

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