Are you are looking for some fun summer reading? How about trying out Lord Peter Whimsey?
Unnatural Death, also published under the title The Dawson Pedigree is the third one of the series. Lord Peter stumbles on a story about a wealthy old woman succumbing to cancer who dies a trifle sooner than her doctor expected. Intrigued Whimsey sets out to uncover the truth of the matter.
It's a gripping read that moves right along. This series is a prime example of the Golden Age detective fiction where intricate plots give clues while counting on misdirection to keep one guessing at who the murderer really is. This particular story, along with being a "who done it?" it's also a how was it done?. Sayers' use of language is wonderful and the characters make this book shine through it's twists and turns.
Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist. She is best known for her mystery series set between the two world wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. We have several from the Lord Peter Whimsey series along with other of Sayers' works. She herself thought her best work was her translation of Dante's Divina Commedia, which we have at PQ4315.S3 1949.
TIGER Link: PR6037.A95 1964