Poisoned port... pet cats in peril... purloined pearls... In twelve ingenious and baffling tales, Dorothy L. Sayers demonstrates her mastery of the short, sharp story. Lord Peter Wimsey solves the mysteries of the man who was blown into the fourth dimension and the murder in fancy dress. He pursues miscreants across several countries and into unexpected hiding places. Montague Egg encounters a fugitive murderer and uncovers a killer in an Oxford cloister. The travelling salesman extraordinaire solves puzzles with a unique combination of matter-of-fact practicality and brilliant deduction.