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)
I don't know if this January 2019 release signals a new series of audios of all of Dorothy L. Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries, but if it does, please God let them all be narrated by Mark Meadows. Although my overall favorites still remain the Ian Carmichael audios (not the BBC full cast dramat...
This book is not what I was expecting and it doesn´t read like any other golden age crime novel I have read before. Whose Body? is an odd CSI / Criminal Minds mix. Bunter taking fingerprints, the psychology behind the murder, the way Lord Peter Wimsey helps a witness to remember what happened on a...
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...
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