This is the original 1923 edition of WHOSE BODY? first published in the United States by Boni and Liveright in 1923 and then in the UK by Unwin. The US copyright for this edition expired and was not renewed as required in the 28th year after initial publication. Since this book was first published in the US and not later renewed, the expired copyright is not eligible for GATT restoration.
Lord Peter is intrigued by the sudden appearance of a naked dead body in the bath and investigates. A financier has also gone missing under strange circumstances and it becomes clear that the two events are linked in some way. A hired man has just found a corpse in the bath in his flat: a body wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. In the meantime, the financier has apparently disappeared into thin air from his own bedroom. Ignoring the clumsy efforts of the official investigator, Lord Peter starts his own enquiry. Can he solve this mysterious disappearance and even more mysterious murder?
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the perplexing problem of the corpse in the bath in this novel. Dorothy Sayers also wrote "Busman's Holiday", "The Five Red Herrings", "Murder Must Advertise", "The Nine Tailors", "The Unpleasantness", "At the Bellona Club" and "Hangman's Holiday".Review:
'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' - P. D. James
'I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail.' - Ruth Rendell
'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061043575
Book Description HarperTorch, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder -- especially witha 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 a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061043575
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061043575
Book Description HarperTorch, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061043575