Have His Carcase
The mystery writer Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach -- deserted but for the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut.From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a... show more
The mystery writer Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach -- deserted but for the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut.From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide, murder or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, she finds a reason for detective pursuit -- as only the two of them can pursue it.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 16th 1995
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey , 2, 10, 12 (#8)
I read this one but didn’t end up writing a post about it. Partly this is because of the DLS books I just re-read, it’s the only one that’s really focused on the mystery, with Peter and Harriet’s relationship second. Also, it’s just vaguely grimy and depressing. Murder Must Advertise is sad; HHC is ...
A glorious return to form after the painful Five Red Herrings nearly halted my obsessive devouring of this series. Alas! No Miss Climpson, but we've got Harriet Vane to make up for it. I like the Vane/Wimsey duo because it adds an interesting element of actual character development to the detective ...
bookshelves: spring-2010, mystery-thriller, britain-england, published-1932 Read from May 06 to 15, 2010 Dorothy L Sayers' mystery with Ian Carmichael.Categories:Drama, Crime
I haven't read the Lord Peter Wimsey series systematically and in order. My first was Gaudy Night, which I adored and would rank five stars. I wouldn't myself recommend starting there, because I think readers would enjoy following the development of the romance between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet ...
It's a crazy mash-up again. On the one hand, we have the tangible and practical business of a woman who writes mystery stories for a living, who is the first to discover a body. Then there's the on-going rom com of Wimsey pursuing Vane and constantly asking her to marry him. Then there is the tediou...