Lord Peter Wimsey is a fictional character created by British novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, featured in a series of detective novels. Wimsey is an amateur sleuth who solves mysteries that usually involve murders. The character’s hobbies include playing the piano, fashion and collecting cars.

The Lord Peter Wimsey character debuted in 1923 with Whose Body?. Below is a list of Dorothy L. Sayers’ Peter Wimsey novels and short story collections in order of publication and in chronological order:

Publication Order of Peter Wimsey Books


Whose Body?(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clouds of Witness(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unnatural Death(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Peter Views the Body(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strong Poison(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Five Red Herrings(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Have His Carcase(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hangman's Holiday(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Must Advertise(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nine Tailors(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gaudy Night(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Busman's Honeymoon(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Teeth of the Evidence(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Striding Folly(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Books


Thrones, Dominations(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Presumption of Death(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series is co-authored by Jill Patton Walsh.

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