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.
"A model detective story. . . . fascinating."--New York
"Here is unquestionably a shining star in the mystery story firmament and the best of all the Lord peter Wimsey stories--until the next comes along."--Saturday Review of Literature
"The end of this story is as ingenious as any solution could be."--Times Literary Supplement (London)