by Dorothy L. Sayers
This is a collection of all the short stories concerning the cases of eccentric amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.
(This was a shared read-aloud with Donald. We skipped the essay and parody at the end. Maybe some other time...)
On the whole, this collection of short-story mysteries was quite enjoyable! As always, some of the short stories are better than others, but I don't think there were any without any redeeming qualities. I appreciate the old-fashioned charm of the setting (Britain between the wars), the quirkiness of the star detective, the cleverness in general, and the author's obvious respect for the intelligence of her reader.
Of the novels, we've only read Whose Body? so far, and I hesitate to admit that it didn't make as positive of an impression as these short stories did. (Maybe it was bad timing and deserves a re-read...) However, I'm optimistic about the rest of the series and certainly look forward to reading more about Peter Wimsey in years to come.