Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #7)

Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #7)

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by Dorothy L. Sayers
     
 

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“The Wimsey books are literate and delightful mysteries.”
Chicago Tribune

The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction’s most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has

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“The Wimsey books are literate and delightful mysteries.”
Chicago Tribune

The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction’s most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers’s work, praising her “great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail.” The second Dorothy L. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Have His Carcase is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. Harriet’s discovery of a murdered body on the beach before it is swept out to sea unites her once more with the indomitable Lord Peter, as together they attempt to solve a most lethal mystery, and find themselves become much closer than mere sleuthing partners in the process.

Editorial Reviews

Saturday Review
“A nearly perfect detective story.”
The Spectator
“Written with distinction and wit, and is as much as psychological story as an experiment in detection. It has all the excitement which a detective story should offer.”
Ruth Rendell
“I admire her novels. . . . She has a great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062196545
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
Lord Peter Wimsey Series , #7
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
476
Sales rank:
193,796
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Ruth Rendell
“I admire her novels. . . . She has a great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail.”

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

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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Have His Carcase 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The audio does not go word for word with the book. Beware of this if you are reading for a class project.
prussblue10 More than 1 year ago
Hours of enjoyable reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, but not my favorite of the series
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charleyey More than 1 year ago
This is the second of the three novels Sayers wrote about the relationship between Lord Peter and Harriat Vein. In my opinion, it is the most satisfying also. It's a great mystery, and a interesting window into a time gone by.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago