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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 186
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 155

    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
    • We all need some Lord Peter in our lives

    • By B. Allen on 29-04-19

    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 378
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331

    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 292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 249

    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
    • Classic drama.

    • By Jill Goodman on 15-01-18

    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 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    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

    • 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 174
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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

    • Whose Body? (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Guy Mott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A prominent financier vanishes before bedtime, without his clothes. Hours later, a corpse is found in a bathtub wearing only pince-nez eyeglasses. When it’s determined that the body is not that of the financier, it’s up to amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey to uncover the naked truth. As the part-time sleuth investigates what these men - one dead, one missing, both starkers - have in common, the pieces of two puzzles converge, and the case becomes more dangerous by the clue. 

    Regular price: £4.59

    • 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 157
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    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

    • 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 54
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • 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 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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 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

    • 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

    • 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 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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 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 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • 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

    • 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 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 70
    • 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. 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 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

    • 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 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • 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. 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 Ceripol on 12-07-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Hangman's Holiday

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 9
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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. This book of short stories is his ninth appearance and introduces another detective, Montague Egg. Poisoned port, pet cats in peril, purloined pearls...Lord Peter Wimsey solves the mysteries of the man who was blown into the fourth dimension and the murder in fancy dress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Patchy short story collection

    • By Ingrid Ludvigsen on 21-06-15

    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 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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

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