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Have His Carcase (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)

Have His Carcase (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)

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by Dorothy L. Sayers
     
 

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The mystery writer Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach -- deserted but for the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut. From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide, murder or a political plot. With

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The mystery writer Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach -- deserted but for the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut. From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide, murder or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, she finds a reason for detective pursuit -- as only the two of them can pursue it.

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:
9780380009398
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1976
Series:
Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Series

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 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, but not my favorite of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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