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    • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Volume 3

    • Four BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels. Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 - are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide. The stories featured are Murder Must Advertise, The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, and Busman's Honeymoon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Harley quinn on 10-10-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 220
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    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

    • 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 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Robotic Wimsey

    • By Pat Fox on 08-04-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Murder Must Advertise

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 10
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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 tenth appearance, he takes a job as an advertising copywriter to expose a ruthless killer. Victor Dean fell to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, but no one seems to be sorry. Until an inquisitive new copywriter joins the firm and asks some awkward questions....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Sayers ruined by pronunciation of Bredon

    • By Retriever470 on 07-08-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • Murder for Christmas

    • Tales of Seasonal Malice
    • By: Margery Allingham, Marjorie Bowen, Agatha Christie, and others
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Robert Culp, Paul Eddington, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Ah, the pleasures of Christmas...the hanging of greens, the traditional feast, the gathering families, a few secrets in the air...and a bit of murder, conspiracy, and theft. The holiday season seems to inspire the imagination of the best mystery writers, and their talents shine here in these delightful tales of Yuletide crime. So seize a few quiet hours in this busiest of seasons to enjoy their sleigh full of mysterious treasures, here with the finest of flair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Old Fashioned Yarns.

    • By Mrs. M. R. Quinn on 07-12-17

    Regular price: £13.19

    • 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 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    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

    • 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 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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 Ceripol on 07-09-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Busman's Honeymoon (Dramatised)

    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Sarah Badel, Peter Jones, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Lord Peter Wimsey has married at last, having finally succeeded in his ardent pursuit of the lovely mystery novelist Harriet Vane. The two depart for a tranquil honeymoon in a country farmhouse but find, instead of a well-prepared love nest, the place left in a shambles by the previous owner. His sudden appearance, dead from a broken skull in the cellar, only prompts more questions. Why would anyone have wanted to kill old Mr Noakes? What dark secrets had he to hide?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dorothy Sayers, Busman's Holiday

    • By ellisen brown on 19-01-15

    Regular price: £12.00

    • 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 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • 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 83
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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

    • Striding Folly

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 15
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Three of Lord Peter Wimsey's most baffling cases demonstrate his unique detection skills at their most spectacular. The engima of a house numbered thirteen in a street of even numbers; an indignant child accused of theft; a dream about a game of chess that uncovers the true story behind a violent death. Each of the stories introduces a different side of the twentieth century's most ingenious detective hero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too short

    • By Northerner on 26-08-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Whose Body?

    • Lord Peter Wimsey: Book 1
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    It was the body of a tall stout man. On his dead face, a handsome pair of gold pince-nez mocked death with grotesque elegance. The body wore nothing else.Lord Peter Wimsey knew immediately what the corpse was supposed to be. His problem was to find out whose body had found its way into Mr Alfred Thipps' Battersea bathroom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible performance

    • By Nicky on 12-04-15

    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 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • 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 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    • 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 47
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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 Ceripol on 31-01-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • In the Teeth of the Evidence

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 14
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    All that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams. In the driving seat of the burnt-out car were the remains of a body.... An accident, said the police. An accident, said the widow. She had been warning her husband about the danger of the car for months. Murder, said the famous detective Lord Peter Wimsey - and proceeded to track down the killer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Mrs Debra Phillips on 29-11-15

    Regular price: £24.99

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