The Five Red Herrings: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery



The mistress of the Golden Age mystery, Dorothy L. Sayers paints a perfect picture of murder in this classic tale in which Lord Peter Wimsey must ferret out a murderer in a Scottish artists' colony.

In the scenic Scottish village of Kirkcudbright, no one is disliked more than Sandy Campbell. When the painter is found dead at the foot of cliff, his easel standing above, no one is sorry to see him gone--especially six members of the close knit Galloway artists' colony.

The inimitable Lord Peter Wimsey is on the scene to determine the truth about Campbell's death. Piecing together the evidence, the aristocratic sleuth discovers that of the six suspected painters, five are red herrings, innocent of the crime. But just which one is the ingenious artist with a talent for murder?

Product Details

Price: $14.99  $13.79
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Published Date: December 02, 2014
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 4.9 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780062341648

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About the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), one of Britain's premier crime writers, is the author of fourteen novels and short story collections featuring amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey as well as four other novels in collaboration and two serial stories for broadcasting.


"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