Gerald Wimsey, 16th Duke of Denver, and Peter's elder brother, is the chief murder suspect in Clouds of Witness, in which he is tried by his peers, in full form in the House of Lords. In later books, Sugg fades away and Wimsey's relations with the police become dominated by his amicable partnership with Parker, who eventually rises to the rank of Commander (and becomes Wimsey's brother in law). Other recurring characters include Inspector Charles Parker, the family solicitor Mr Murbles, barrister Sir Impey Biggs, journalist Salcombe Hardy, and family friend and financial whiz the Honourable Freddy Arbuthnot, who finds himself entangled in the case in the first of the Wimsey books, Whose Body? June 19: Peter arrives to help Harriet with the investigation. The titles of Duke of Denver (of the second creation) and Viscount St. George in the Peerage of the United Kingdom was bestowed by Queen Victoria, at the recommendation of the Duke of Wellington and other senior peers, upon Mr. Charles Wimsey, a very distant cousin of the 12th Duke, who had married Grace Wimsey, the daughter of the 12th Duke's heir the late Colonel George Wimsey who had been killed at the Battle of Waterloo. Lord Peter Wimsey and his valet Bunter are traveling back to London from Wimsey's family seat of Duke's Denver when Lord Peter drives his car into a ditch. He excels at the piano, including Bach's works for keyboard instruments. The couple marry on 8 October 1935, at St Cross Church, Oxford, as depicted in the opening collection of letters and diary entries in Busman's Honeymoon. Lord Peter Wimsey, fictional character, a monocled aristocratic dilettante turned professional detective, created by English writer Dorothy L. Sayers in Whose Body? Emerging victorious after more than a year masquerading as "the disgruntled sacked servant Rogers", Wimsey remarks that "We shall have an awful time with the lawyers, proving that I am me." The Wimsey mysteries were adapted for both motion picture and television. After the war, Wimsey was ill for many months, recovering at the family's ancestral home in Duke's Denver, a fictional setting—as is the Dukedom of Denver—about 15 miles (24 km) beyond the real Denver in Norfolk, on the A10 near Downham Market. He had a mental breakdown caused by shell-shock, and was sent home. He spoke no words, swam persistently, wore nothing but a girdle of fish-skins, and ate only fish-food. Easter: Peter returns to Fenchurch St. Paul to investigate mysterious body. Lord Peter Wimsey is a series of full cast BBC Radio drama adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey detective novels broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between 1973 and 1983, with a further adaptation of Gaudy Night mounted for BBC Audiobooks in 2005 to complete the full sequence of Sayers' novels, all starring Ian Carmichael in the title role. Thomas George Churchill Wimsey, 10th Duke of Denver was one of the fictitious ancestors Dorothy Sayers and her friends created for her detective Lord Peter Wimsey. Peter’s nephew, Lord Saint-George (a.k.a. In classic Wimsey style, he cleared Harriet's name, but also fell in love with her.
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