Have His Carcase: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane

Have His Carcase: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane

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by Dorothy L. Sayers
     
 

Mystery novelist Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its most unpleasant aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach deserted but for one notable exception: 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 easily have

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Mystery novelist Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its most unpleasant aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach deserted but for one notable exception: 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 easily have been a suicide, a murder, or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, however, Harriet finds yet another reason to pursue the mystery, as only the two of them can pursue it.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062196545
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
476
Sales rank:
342,060
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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