Lord Peter Views the Body (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

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9780061043598: Lord Peter Views the Body (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

In this delightful collection of Wimsey exploits, Dorothy L. Sayers reveals a gruesome, grotesque but absolutely bewitching side rarely shown in Lord Peter's full-length adventures.

Lord Peter views the body in 12 tantalizing and bizarre ways in this outsanding collection. He deals with such marvels as the man with copper fingers, Uncle Meleager's missing will, the cat in the bag, the foosteps that ran, the stolen stomach, the man without a face...and with such clues as cyanide, jewels, a roast chicken and a classic crossword puzzle.

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Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.

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One wonders whether Dorothy Sayers considered naming her famous detective Lord Peter WHIMSY, for, clearly, whimsy is very much a part of her loving attitude toward Wimsey. She is wry, he is wry; she clever, he clever; she likable, he likable. In these nine delightful stories Wimsey's many qualities come to the fore, including his skill at lying, housebreaking, exceeding the speed limit, impersonation, cheating at poker, all in the name of solving crimes. Though he may at times be a bit slick and leap too adroitly to the solution, he is always engaging and made more so by the splendid narration of Ian Carmichael (who has portrayed Wimsey on television). Carmichael reads the many different characters well but is especially fine on Lord Peter himself, fully capturing his British upper-class confidence and his noblesse oblige toward those whose problems he encounters. One can imagine Sayers, Wimsey, and Carmichael being fond of each other's company, and listeners will enjoy that trio's companionship also. T. H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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