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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 172
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 144

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Truly excellent

    • By angiehoops on 22-04-19

    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 365
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    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
      5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 244

    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

    • 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 166
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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 Barbara Hembling on 07-02-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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 Barbara Hembling on 23-03-17

    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 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • 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 52
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • 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 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good book spoiled by bad narration.

    • By Flint on 07-09-17

    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 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

     

    After a corpse wearing pince-nez glasses is found in a bathtub, Lord Peter Wimsey undertakes the case and investigates the deed privately. But determining whether the corpse belongs to a well-known banker or a group of mischief-making medical students is just the beginning of this tangled mystery plot. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration

    • By NeiloH on 15-01-19

    Regular price: £21.19

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    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

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strong Poison

    • By Mrs. C. Hunt on 02-01-19

    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 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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: £14.99

    • Trent's Last Case

    • The Detective Club
    • By: E. C. Bentley, Dorothy L. Sayers - afterword
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Written in reaction to what Bentley perceived as the sterility and artificiality of the detective fiction of his day, Trent's Last Case features Philip Trent, an all-too-human detective who not only falls in love with the chief suspect but reaches a brilliant conclusion that is totally wrong. Trent's Last Case begins when millionaire American financier Sigsbee Manderson is murdered while on holiday in England. A London newspaper sends Trent to investigate, and he is soon matching wits with Scotland Yard's Inspector Murth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An exceptionally clever plot

    • By Kl Love on 15-10-17

    Regular price: £8.49

    • 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 54
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • Have His Carcase

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 8
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    • The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 5
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Lord Peter Wimsey bent down over General Fentiman and drew the Morning Post gently away from the gnarled old hands. Then, with a quick jerk, he lifted the quiet figure. It came up all of a piece, stiff as a wooden doll...But how did the general die? Who was the mysterious Mr X who fled when he was wanted for questioning? And which of the general's heirs, both members of the Bellona Club, is lying? 'I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail' Ruth Rendell

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic whodunnit

    • By Michelle on 25-07-15

    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 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • 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 156
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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

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