Lord Peter Wimsey series

16 works, 15 primary works

Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey is a bon vivant sleuth in a series of detective novels and short stories by Dorothy L. Sayers, in which he solves mysteries — usually but not always murders.

The novels are set in Britain contemporaneously with when they were written, from the early 1920s to the late 1930s; Sayers returned to Wimsey was the 1942 short story "Talboys."

See also Jill Paton Walsh's continuation of the series.




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3.92 avg rating — 26,360 ratings — published 1923 — 156 editions book 1
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4.04 avg rating — 12,223 ratings — published 1926 — 99 editions book 2
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4.11 avg rating — 16,699 ratings — published 1927 — 54 editions book 3
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4.16 avg rating — 9,738 ratings — published 1928 — 40 editions book 4
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4.05 avg rating — 9,698 ratings — published 1928 — 68 editions book 5
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4.14 avg rating — 18,756 ratings — published 1930 — 78 editions book 6
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3.89 avg rating — 9,073 ratings — published 1931 — 60 editions book 7
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4.13 avg rating — 10,088 ratings — published 1932 — 58 editions book 8
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4.16 avg rating — 6,023 ratings — published 1933 — 30 editions book 9
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4.22 avg rating — 14,355 ratings — published 1933 — 81 editions book 10
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4.07 avg rating — 10,581 ratings — published 1934 — 59 editions book 11
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4.27 avg rating — 13,880 ratings — published 1935 — 62 editions book 12
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4.28 avg rating — 12,041 ratings — published 1937 — 59 editions book 13
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4.05 avg rating — 3,114 ratings — published 1939 — 38 editions book 14
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3.97 avg rating — 1,374 ratings — published 1973 — 17 editions book 15
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3.68 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1940 — 1 edition
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Other Series by Dorothy L. Sayers

Lord Peter Wimsey Chronological (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #1)
  • Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #2)
  • Unnatural Death (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #3)
  • The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey, #5)
  • Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #6)
  • Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey, #7)
  • Have His Carcase  (Lord Peter Wimsey, #8)
  • Murder Must Advertise  (Lord Peter Wimsey, #10)
  • The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey, #11)
  • Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12)
Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane (Original Series) (4 books)
  • Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #6)
  • Have His Carcase  (Lord Peter Wimsey, #8)
  • Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12)
  • Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey, #13)
Acht Fälle für Lord Peter (5 books)
  • Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #1)
  • Die geheimnisvolle Entführung ( Acht Fälle für Lord Peter, #2)
  • Der Zank um den Knochen: Kriminal-Hörspiel (Acht Fälle für Lord Peter, #3)
  • Lord Peter Views the Body (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #4)
  • Der Pfirsichdieb: Kriminal-Hörspiel
The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers (5 books)
  • The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 1, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist
  • The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 2, 1937-1943: From Novelist to Playwright
  • The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 3, 1944-1950: A Noble Daring
  • The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: Vol. 4, 1951-1957: In the Midst of Life
  • The Letters Of Dorothy L. Sayers: Child and Woman of Her Time (v. 5)