[PDF FREE] (Whose Body?) author Dorothy L. Sayers


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  • Whose Body?
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
  • English
  • 04 September 2018
  • 9780061043574

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Dorothy L. Sayers Þ 4 Free download Read & Download ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Dorothy L. Sayers Whose Body? Free download ↠ 104 Ched before the sightless eyes What's the face appeared to have been shaved after death The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier but Lord Pet. Dorothy L Sayers wrote mysteries notably the Lord Peter Wimsey series from the 1920 s through the early 1950 s She also did translations such as Dante s Inferno She was a controversial writer of her time and a very accomplished one From letters she wrote she had begun working out her plot for Whose Body in 1920 21 and the book was published in 1923Lord Peter Wimsey has found his own critics as a character He was in WWI and experienced shell shock with a conseuent fear of responsibility due to his regiment being decimated during the war He comes off as garrulous at times due to nervous tension and all the uirks of his personality are due to his war experiences At the same time he is aware of his life of privilege and wants to do something meaningful thus his hobby of investigating crime casesThe Dowager Duchess of Denver Lord Peter s and Lord Wimsey s Gerald mother is shrewd enough to know that if her son is to fully recover his hobby could be a good avenue for getting there When she learns that the body of a man turns up in the tub of an architect she knows she lets Peter know about it and asks him to see if there is anything he can doDetective Sugg an arrest whoever is handy sort is in the process of trying to find proof that the architect and his house maid contrived to hide this crime in plain view Lord Peter disagrees and his friend with Scotland Yard Charles Parker sees it the same as Lord Peter Meantime Parker also has a case that just came up a well known Jewish financier named Sir Reuben Levy has disappearedThus begins the story that winds its way through many different households and settings The writing is definitely brilliant and aside from Lord Peter s own thought processes becoming the chief red herrings those same wayward thought processes get the job of solving the crime doneBunter Lord Peter s manservant and one of his Seargents in the war is a photography buff and aids in both finding and eliminating possible leads Parker takes up a lot of Lord Peter s slack when Lord Peter experiences agitation at getting too close to possible suspects At one point Parker lectures him that he can t treat crime solving like a football match at school that it isn t a game and he must get over his notion of giving suspects a sporting chance Lord Peter at one point does have an episode with flashbacks to the war It is when he believes he has discovered a guilty person and is reluctant yet driven to do the right thingThe depth of the characters is one of the chief features of this book While they may awkwardly hide behind academics or sheer verbal frivolity at times there are reasons if no excuses for these excursions I enjoyed the psychological aspects of the characters as much as I did the mystery itself This initial offering in the series has made me very curious and I look forward to getting to know these characters further in the second book of the series

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Dorothy L. Sayers Þ 4 Free download Read & Download ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Dorothy L. Sayers Whose Body? Free download ↠ 104 The stark naked body was lying in the tub Not unusual for a proper bath but highly irregular for murder especially with a pair of gold pince nez deliberately per. The very first Lord Peter Wimsey novel and thus the genesis of one of the most engaging characters I ve ever encountered literary or otherwise Actually make that at least two since Bunter is eually astounding and maybe three because the Dowager s uite engaging too In rereading this I found myself surprised at how solid the characters are at the very beginning of the series they are essentially the same fully realized people they are ten books later though we only see certain facets of them here More dimension follows laterThere is so much that I love about this book including the very first page its first two words and indeed the first two words Wimsey ever utters to us are Oh damn Just a few lines down is the sentence that encapsulates so much about Sayers s writing the perfect litmus test for the Lord Peter series His long amiable face looked as if it had generated spontaneously from his top hat as white maggots breed from Gorgonzola Either you find that uirkily poetic and want to read or you should be reading something else entirelyCuriously this is only the first of no fewer than three completely random and incidental mentions in this volume of that particular cheese I have to assume that Sayers was a fanThe actual mystery is brilliant a man goes into his bathroom one morning to find a naked corpse in the tub wearing nothing but a pair of golden pince nez He has no idea who the man might be or how he came to be dead in his tub Meanwhile a financial bigwig s gone missing and while he bears a superficial likeness to the corpse found across town they are clearly not one and the sameBut as satisfying as the cases are satisfying by far is the chance to meet Lord Peter as he babbles foolishly in the way only the very rich can get away with picking apart the mysteries while uoting poetry in between snifters of Napoleon brandy and bidding on early editions of Dante And early 20s England is painted beautifully which is not entirely surprising given that the book was written in erm early 20s England uiteThere are some rough edges to be sure the odd temporary shifts into second person perspective leap to mind but they are ultimately very forgivable in a first novel and almost seem charming in light of the later worksIf you d like to give it a whirl before expending any energy to get an actual copy of the book the novel is now public domain and appears in its entirety here And the preface is uite good too

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Dorothy L. Sayers Þ 4 Free download Read & Download ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Dorothy L. Sayers Whose Body? Free download ↠ 104 Er 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 bat. Lord Peter Wimsey is a charming intelligent aristocrat who keeps occupied as a rare book collector and an amateur sleuth Set in post World War I Britain he occasionally suffers from PTSD from his war years Wimsey enlists the help of his valet Mervyn Bunter in the detective work and the dry British wit of the duo had me laughing Wimsey s mother the Dowager Duchess of Denver is another wonderful character a socialite who often voices the feelings of the 1920s upper classA body naked except for a pair of gold pince nez is found in the bathtub of an acuaintance of Wimsey s mother On the same day Reuben Levy an important Jewish financier is reported missing The corpse has a mild resemblance to Levy Wimsey Bunter and the competent Inspector Parker from Scotland Yard work together to solve the cases A confessional letter by the criminal at the end of the book detailed why the corpse was found in the tubAlthough the characters seem to think that the Jewish Reuben Levy is a good person there were uite a few stereotypical comments about Jews scattered throughout the book It is probably reflective of the lack of understanding of other religions and ethnic groups that existed in 1923This short detective story is the first of a series of Lord Peter Wimsey cozy mysteries It kept my interest and I especially enjoyed the humor


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