By Dorothy L. Sayers
Those 3 brief tales show the abilities of Dorothy L. Sayers and these of her irrepressible detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, to the easiest influence. The enigma of a home numbered 13 in a road of even numbers, whatever nasty within the furnace-room, and a dream a couple of online game of chess. From every one of those worrying puzzles, Wimsey slowly yet definitely extracts a couple of important clues.
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