A Peter Wimsey omnibus: Murder Must Advertise & The Nine Tailors (2-books-in-1)
Dorothy L Sayers
Time for some Wimsey
Murder Must Advertise is a classic mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. Most of the action of the novel takes place in an advertising agency, a setting with which Sayers was familiar as she had herself worked as an advertising copywriter until 1931.
"A superb example of Sayers' ability to set a group of people going. The advertising agency is inimitable, and hence better than the De Momerie crowd that goes with it. The murder is ingenious and Wimsey is just right." Barzun and Taylor's Catalogue of Crime
The Nine Tailors is set in the Lincolnshire Fens and revolves around a group of bell-ringers at the local parish church. The book has been described as Sayers' finest literary achievement.
"A fine bit of writing, a good story, and at the same time a good rattling mystery. Dorothy Sayers at her best." Kirkus Reviews
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.