Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in the original BBC adaptations of the Dorothy L. Sayers crime thrillers. Hailed by critics as one of the finest mystery series ever filmed, its success on PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre inspired the spin-off Mystery! Running at least three hours each, these dramas do full justice to Sayers’s vivid characters, trenchant wit, and lavish 1920s settings.

This collection of all five of the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, which were originally seen in America on PBS, includes:

1. Clouds of Witness
– Peter’s vacation is disrupted when he hears that his brother, The Duke of Denver, has been charged with the murder of his sister’s fiancée, Dennis Cathcart.

2. The Unpleasantness
at the Bellona Club – When a brother and sister die about the same time on the same day Peter is left to figure out who their inheritance will go to.

3. Murder Must Advertise – When a copywriter from an advertising agency dies from a broken neck when he falls down a spiral staircase, Peter goes undercover to investigate the case only to discover that the agency has some involvement with a drug smuggling ring.

4. Five Red Herrings – The body of Sandy Campbell was found who was a violent and malicious painter who managed to make a lot of enemies in Galloway. Found face down in a pond, it first appears to have been an accident but while he investigates it seems like he has a murder case instead and he has six suspects. Now he has to figure out which of them is guilty of committing murder.

5. The Nine Tailors – The day after Peter was out bringing in the New Year at a remote village, a dead body is found. During the investigation the case seems to have links to a cold case from several years ago involving some stolen emeralds.

The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries – Complete Collection DVD set comes with 6 discs and it has a bonus feature including Interviews with Ian Carmichael, production notes and biographies of Dorothy Sayers and Ian Carmichael.

If you like murder mysteries you will enjoy this DVD set. To order your copy of The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries – Complete Collection just click on the Amazon icon above and you are on your way!

Jan Barrett

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