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The Five Red Herrings


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Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.


"First-rate . . . marvelous reading." -- Chicago Sun-Times"One of the greatest mystery story writers of the [twentieth] century." -- Los Angeles Times"She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit." -- P. D. James"I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail." -- Ruth Rendell"She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller." -- Minette Walters

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