Revue de presse
She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit. (P. D. James)
'D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers.' (E. C. Bentley, Daily Telegraph)
'I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail' (Ruth Rendell)
Présentation de l'éditeur
The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords.
Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair. The murder took place at the duke's shooting lodge and Lord Peter's sister was engaged to marry the dead man.
But why does the duke refuse to co-operate with the investigation? Can he really be guilty, or is he covering up for someone?