Whose Body?: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Whose Body?: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery


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When a dead body, carefully arranged and naked except for a pince-nez, is discovered in a bathtub, amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, deducing the man is not who he appears to be, takes it upon himself to solve the mystery, leading to an array of twists and turns that make Whose Body a masterful, intricate, immersive, and supremely intelligent whodunit-the novel that established Dorothy L. Sayers as a master of the mystery novel, while introducing the inimitable, brilliant, aristocrat Wimsey, one of the most unforgettable and popular heroes of the genre. This unique edition contains the full text of Whose Body, handsomely designed, plus commentary by P. D. James and a wonderful short treatise on the importance of reading by Sayers herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733561686
Publisher: Mary Bahr Inc.
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Although best known for the popular and witty Lord Peter Wimsey mystery series, Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893¿1957) was also a noted poet, playwright, essayist, and translator. With sly wit, Sayers used Lord Peter Wimsey, an English aristocrat and amateur sleuth, to gently satirize the British class system. She is recognized as being one of the four "Queens of Crime" alongside Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, and Margery Allingham. Some of her most popular books include Whose Body, The Nine Tailors, and The Missing Clock.

Date of Birth:

June 13, 1893

Date of Death:

December 17, 1957

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England


B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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