Whose Body?

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This is the first of Dorothy Sayers’ books, in which Lord Peter bursts onto the scene with an exclamation of, “Oh, damn!” Published in 1923, it provides a playful window into the world of London Society at the time. Combining a mixture of depth and frivolity into a coherent whole, Sayers creates believable and likable characters which step fully formed from the pages.

A phone call arrives from Lord Peter’s mother, the Dowager Duchess about a problem encountered by the architect hired to work on the county church roof. And with that call, both the tone and the mystery are set.

“Her Grace tells me that a respectable Battersea architect has discovered a dead man in his bath.”

“Indeed, my lord? That’s very gratifying.”

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There’s a corpse in the bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth. Urged to investigate by his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, Lord Peter quickly ascertains that the sudden disappearance of a well-known financier is in some way connected to the body in the bathroom. But discovering exactly which way they’re related leads the amateur detective on a merry chase.

Written by a master of the detective story, this atmospheric tale abounds in the cozy delights of an English murder mystery. Dorothy L. Sayers ranks with Agatha Christie as a defining author of the genre. A novelist, essayist, and medieval scholar, Sayers was among the first women to receive an Oxford degree, and her translations of Dante remain in wide circulation. This novel marks the debut of her most popular creation, Lord Peter Wimsey, whose continuing adventures unfold amid the lively world of upper-crust British society in the 1920s.


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