Murder Must Advertise: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

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9780060550240: Murder Must Advertise: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey, with Allan Cuthbertson, Edward de Souza, and Frances Jeater in this BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization of one of Dorothy L. Sayers' most intriguing mysteries.

When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, everyone assumes it was an unfortunate accident. His replacement doesn't think so and begins asking a lot of questions.

The new man is something of a mystery to his colleagues, and he certainly dresses well considering his meager writer's salary. Of course, the new copywriter is none other than Lord Peter Wimsey, working incognito to discover the truth. In between writing catchy slogans, Wimsey sets out to catch the murderer and finds a network of blackmailers, drug pushers, and killers. But the deeper he gets into this criminal underworld, the more his own life is in danger - and as the murders increase, he must work to a tight deadline if he's to solve the case before it's too late.

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When advertising executive Victor Dean dies from a fall down the stairs at Pym's Publicity, Lord Peter Wimsey is asked to investigate. It seems that, before he died, Dean had begun a letter to Mr. Pym suggesting some very unethical dealings at the posh London ad agency. Wimsey goes undercover and discovers that Dean was part of the fast crowd at Pym's, a group taken to partying and doing drugs. Wimsey and his brother-in-law, Chief-Inspector Parker, rush to discover who is running London's cocaine trade and how Pym's fits into the picture--all before Wimsey's cover is blown.

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Dorothy L. Sayers classic tale of murder and scandal at a chic London advertising agency, featuring the dashing and brilliant Lord Peter Wimsey

When executive Victor Dean dies from a fall down the iron staircase at Pym's Publicity, a posh London ad agency, Lord Peter Wimsey goes undercover to investigate. Before his tragic demise, the victim had tried to warn Mr. Pym, the firm's owner, about some scandalous behavior involving his employees.

Posing as a new copywriter, Wimsey discovers that Dean was part of an unsavory crowd at Pym's whose recreational habits link them to the criminal underworld. With time running out and the body count rising, Wimsey must rush to find the truth before his identity is discovered and a determined killer strikes again.

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