Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

by Dorothy L. Sayers | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0061043575 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/15/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, January 15, 2015
I got this fair-condition paperback at the Used Book Superstore in Burlington MA, as another release copy.

This is the first "Lord Peter" novel, and some have said it's their least favorite, but I like it very much - not least because of the truly macabre elements of the crime. It opens with Lord Peter being asked to assist a humble architect who's under suspicion of murder - because the body of a total stranger was found dead in the architect's bath, completely nude save for a gold pince-nez. Lord Peter can't resist so bizarre a crime, but as more information comes in, he begins to think there are some questions that shouldn't be answered... Many wonderful recurring characters are introduced here, including Lord Peter's perfect valet, Bunter, his indescribably wonderful mother the Dowager Duchess of Denver, and Charles Parker, good friend to Lord Peter and also an up-and-comer at Scotland Yard. And Sayers' blend of witty repartee and a singularly gruesome set of crimes appeals to me very much.

[See the TV Tropes page for the "Lord Peter" series for some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, June 28, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (7/8/2015 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm putting this book in the Medicine Chest bookbox. Hope someone enjoys it!

Journal Entry 3 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, October 15, 2015
As the first Lord Peter Whimsy book, I may have to try Sayers again.

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