Enter the 1920's Golden Age of Detection and meet Lord Peter Wimsey, the epitome of the elegant, eccentric sleuth, and one of the great characters of mystery fiction. In Whose Body, Dorothy L. Sayers' first book, Wimsey himself views the stark naked body lying in the tub. And of course, the... show more
Enter the 1920's Golden Age of Detection and meet Lord Peter Wimsey, the epitome of the elegant, eccentric sleuth, and one of the great characters of mystery fiction. In Whose Body, Dorothy L. Sayers' first book, Wimsey himself views the stark naked body lying in the tub. And of course, the brilliant detective untangles the ghastly murder in spite of incorrect assumptions by the police.
Publish date: 01-1987
Publisher: Harper & Row
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey (#1)
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey #1 I wasn't planning on rereading this before picking up the second book, Clouds of Witness, but my memory of Peter Wimsey and the plot were a bit foggy and my library had this audio version, so I figured why not? It's still a fun story, although there are portions of i...
The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder -- especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was...
In this book, Sayer introduced my favorite amateur literary detective, Lord Peter Wimsey. The action takes place in England soon after the WWI. A famous financier in London suddenly disappears, and everyone wonders about it. Also an unknown dead body, naked except for a golden pince-nez, is discover...
Very fun! The mystery was fairly obvious, but it was an enjoyable romp to see it through. Lord Peter has the makings of a quite interesting character: easily bored, a bit of a dilettante, sufferer of PTSD from the great war, enormously charismatic. I chortled at all of the little meta-touches on the...
A perfectly delightful murder mystery that follows the charmingly snarky Lord Peter Whimsey's investigations into the matter of an unidentified body in a bathtub. I was most impressed with how the culprit was portrayed; most notably, his letter to Whimsey at the end of the book was, I thought, incre...
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