Whose Body?: The Singular Adventure of the Man with the Golden Pince-Nez: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Whose Body?: The Singular Adventure of the Man with the Golden Pince-Nez: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Overview

Mild-mannered, inoffensive architect Alfred Thipps finds himself in big trouble when, in preparing to take his morning bath, he finds the tub already occupied by a dead body, wearing nothing but a pair of gold pince-nez glasses.  Stolid, unimaginative Police Inspector Sugg is convinced the body is that of Sir Reuben Levy, a famous Jewish financier  who disappeared the night before – waving aside objections that, as the body in the tub was uncircumcised, it couldn’t be Sir Reuben – and promptly arrests Thipps and his maid for murder.

Luckily for both of them, the Dowager Duchess of Denver takes an interest, and asks her son, Lord Peter Wimsey, to help out. Working with his old friend Detective Charles Parker of Scotland Yard, who’s been assigned to the Levy case, Lord Peter sets himself to the task of figuring out who the dead man in the bathtub is. He soon grows to suspect that the two cases are connected in a particularly sinister way . . . .

Lord Peter soon finds himself on the trail of a murderer of a particularly cunning sort, fresh from the perpetration of a shockingly cold-blooded and horrific crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635916348
Publisher: Pulp-Lit Productions
Publication date: 12/21/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 396,540
File size: 312 KB

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

Education:

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

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