Whose Body? by. Dorothy L. Sayers. Rising Star Visionary Press. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers is a mystery classic, originally published in 1923. The book is now Public Domain.
Whose Body? by.
by Dorothy L. Sayers (1898-1957). Though Sayers is now most commonly known as a detective novelist, that was not what Sayers envisioned at the start of her career. Mary Mark Ockerbloom and I are pleased to introduce Lord Peter Wimsey to the Internet. Sayers was one of the first women to get a degree from Oxford University, where she read Dante and wrote articles and poems for student magazines. After graduation, she published two short books of poetry ( Op. I and Catholic Tales and Christian Songs, both online at this site).
Dorothy L. Sayers Whose Body? To M. J. DEAR JIM: This book is your fault. If it had not been for your brutal insistence, Lord Peter would never have staggered through to the end of this enquiry. Pray consider that he thanks you with his accustomed suavity. Yours ever, D. L. S. I Oh, damn! said Lord Peter Wimsey at Piccadilly Circus. Hi, driver! The taxi man, irritated at receiving this appeal while negotiating the intrica. To M. I.
The fingers were long and muscular, with wide, flat joints and square tips. When he was playing his rather hard grey eyes softened, and his long, indeterminate mouth hardened in compensation. When he was playing his rather hard grey eyes softened, and his long, indeterminate mouth hardened in compensation ther time had he any pretensions to good looks, and at all times he was spoilt by a long, narrow chin, and a long, receding forehead, accentuated by the brushed-back sleekness of his tow-coloured hair. Labour papers, softening down the chin, caricatured him as a typical aristocrat. That's a wonderful instrument, said Parker
Librivox recording of Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
Librivox recording of Whose Body? by Dorothy L. The book establishes many of Wimsey's character traits - for example, his interest in rare books, the nervous problems associated with his wartime shell-shock, and his ambiguous feelings about catching criminals for a hobby - and also introduces many characters who recur in later novels, such as Parker, Bunter, Sugg, and the Dowager Duchess.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Today, the book would be considered insensitive by the politically correct while anti-Semitics would condemn it for being favorable to Jews
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Today, the book would be considered insensitive by the politically correct while anti-Semitics would condemn it for being favorable to Jews. The rest of us can simply accept it as a slice of life in the 1920's. In my opinion, this first Peter Wimsey novel is a very good mystery but not as strong as subsequent works such as The Nine Tailors. Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her greatest work. Note: There were no fingerprint or DNA data bases in 1923. There was no easy way to identify a body.
Whose Body? is a 1923 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, in which she introduced the character of Lord Peter Wimsey. Thipps, an architect, finds a dead body wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez in the bath of his London flat
Whose Body? is a 1923 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Thipps, an architect, finds a dead body wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez in the bath of his London flat. Lord Peter Wimsey - a nobleman who has recently developed an interest in criminal investigation as a hobby - resolves to investigate the matter privately.