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Whose Body?

Lord Peter Wimsey Book 1

By Dorothy L Sayers

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  • £8.99

The classic British detective series featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.

A must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey is the immortal amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

It was the body of a tall stout man. On his dead face, a handsome pair of gold pince-nez mocked death with grotesque elegance.

The body wore nothing else.

Lord Peter Wimsey knew immediately what the corpse was supposed to be. His problem was to find out whose body had found its way into Mr Alfred Thipps' Battersea bathroom.

Biographical Notes

Dorothy L Sayers was born in Oxford in 1893, and was both a classical scholar and a graduate in modern languages. As well as her popular Lord Peter Wimsey series, she wrote several religious plays, but considered her translations of Dante's Divina Commedia to be her best work. She died in 1957.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780450031298
  • Publication date: 01 Jan 1963
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit. — P. D. James
Sayers is one of the best detective story writers. — E. C. Bentley, Daily Telegraph
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
She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit. — P. D. James
Sayers is one of the best detective story writers. — E. C. Bentley, Daily Telegraph
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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