'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' - P. D. James 'I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail.' - Ruth Rendell 'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sayers turns in a tightly twisted plot involving an artist's murder in a coastal Scottish village that is home to a close colony of artists--at least six of whom have a motive for killing the unlikeable victim. She takes obvious and devious delight in laying false leads, dead-end clues, and irrelevant facts. Buried among the red herrings are the facts that point to....all of the possible suspects! And buried below the surface, where only master sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey and … more