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.
"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
While it doesn't involve Wimsey, and was not written by Sayers alone, this is still an excellent mystery, and very creatively done.
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.
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.
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.
An eminently skimmable book, more of an experiment in the genre (sort of like The Floating Admiral), then a gripping murder mystery. The book consists of letters and statements written by the principal players in the tale. A lot of these letters are boring and have little to do with the plot, not that there is much of one. The death doesn't occur until over a hundred pages in, the killer is known pretty much all along after that, and one could ask how the people writing their letters and statements could remember pages and pages of conversations months afterwards. Not recommended for a mystery-lover.