browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

The Wimsey Annotations

“I always have a quotation for everything — it saves original thinking.”

– Lord Peter Wimsey

Welcome to one fan’s attempt to understand the references — literary, historical and otherwise — in the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery stories by Dorothy L. Sayers.

This is a work-in-progress, so it is incomplete. Questions, suggestions and corrections are always welcome. Shoot me an e-mail about it.

The Novels

"Five Red Herrings" (1931)

"Murder Must Advertise" (1933)

"The Nine Tailors" (1934)

"Busman's Honeymoon" (1937)

"The Attenbury Emeralds" (2010)

The Short Stories

The Abominable History of the Man With the Copper Fingers *
The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question
The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager’s Will
The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag
The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker
The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention
The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran *
The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste
The Learned Adventure of the Dragon’s Head
The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach
The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face
The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba
The Image in the Mirror
The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey
The Queen’s Square
The Necklace of Pearls
In the Teeth of the Evidence
Absolutely Elsewhere
Striding Folly
The Haunted Policeman
Talboys