Murder Must Advertise (Paperback)
A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
Harper Paperbacks, 9780062341655, 368pp.
Publication Date: December 2, 2014
The great Dorothy L. Sayers's classic tale of murder and scandal at a chic London advertising agency, featuring the dashing and brilliant Lord Peter Wimsey.
When executive Victor Dean dies from a fall down the iron staircase at Pym's Publicity, a posh London ad agency, Lord Peter Wimsey goes undercover to investigate. Before his tragic demise, the victim had tried to warn Mr. Pym, the firm's owner, about some scandalous behavior involving his employees.
Posing as a new copywriter, Wimsey discovers that Dean was part of an unsavory crowd at Pym's whose recreational habits link them to the criminal underworld. With time running out and the body count rising, Wimsey must rush to find the truth before his identity is discovered and a determined killer strikes again.
About the Author
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.
Praise For Murder Must Advertise: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery…
— Los Angeles Times
“The Wimsey books are literate and delightful mysteries.”
— Chicago Tribune
“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