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The Documents in the Case
The Documents in the Case
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
The grotesquely grinning corpse in the Devonshire shack was a man who died horribly -- with a dish of mushrooms at his side. His body contained enough death-dealing muscarine to kill 30 people. Why would an expert on fungi feast on a large quantity of this particularly poisonous species. A clue to the brilliant murderer, who had baffled the best...  more »
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Very enjoyable non-series mystery written by a renown author. The information on the event and the solving is revealed by way of letters, testimony in the trial, flashbacks. Setting is England of the late 1920's. Sample of the pithy views of some of the characters: "If hotel life is your notion of happiness you ought to go and live in America." pg 28.
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I like this best of all the Sayers books even though it is not a Lord Peter story. It is also the only book written with a co-author. Not sure if either of these things is why I like it. Just find it very interesting and different.
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"Each of the characters is revealed in a series of letter and statements which work up to a dramatic climax, entirely satisfying from an intellectual and detective point of view."-The Nation
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The Documents in the case seemed to be a simple collection of love notes and letters home. Yet they concealed a clue to the brilliant murderer who baffled the best minds in London, and might have outfoxed Lord Peter Wimsey as well.
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One of the most extraordinary suspense novels of all time by the perless Dorothy L. Sayers in her only novel written with a collaborator, Robert Eustace.


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