The Complete Montague Egg

Dorothy L Sayers

“If you’re a salesman worth the name at all, you can sell razors to a billiard-ball.”

With the success of Lord Peter Wimsey, it’s often forgotten that Dorothy L. Sayers also created another amateur sleuth in Montague Egg . This edition for the first time collects all the short stories featuring Egg who by profession is a travelling wines and spirits salesman. Egg does not actively pursue investigations but mysteries seem to relentlessly pursue him. He is, in his own words, "Monty-on-the-spot” who proceeds to solve puzzles with elan. His knowledge of all aspects of the vintner's trade is useful in determining the exact circumstances of several cases of poisoning. Through regular contact with other commercial travellers, he has also gained a smattering of knowledge of several other lines of business: enough, to help him solve mysteries while quoting maxims from his favourite book, The Salesman's Handbook, such as: ‘A cheerful voice and cheerful look put orders in the order-book’ or “The good will of the maid is nine-tenths of the trade” or “ready to learn means ready to earn.”.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 156
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9788196026967
  • Price : INR 299

Dorothy L Sayers

Dorothy Leigh Sayers (13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was an English crime writer best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. As a crime writer during the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", Sayers was considered one of its four "Queens of Crime", alongside Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Ngaio Marsh.

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