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When church architect Mr. Thipps finds a naked man in his Battersea bathroom, Lord Peter Wimsey is on the case! The aristocratic amateur detective, accompanied by his camera-bearing manservant Bunter, follows a trail of blood as he pursues stock market manipulation, medical malpractice and Lord Brocklebury's edition of Dante.

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Overview

When church architect Mr. Thipps finds a naked man in his Battersea bathroom, Lord Peter Wimsey is on the case! The aristocratic amateur detective, accompanied by his camera-bearing manservant Bunter, follows a trail of blood as he pursues stock market manipulation, medical malpractice and Lord Brocklebury's edition of Dante.

But the curious case of the bathing body turns deadly as Lord Peter uncovers a ghastly crime.

Published in 1923, "Whose Body?" was Dorothy L. Sayer's debut novel, and Bill Peschel has provided
more than 40,000 words of commentary, helping readers to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of one of mystery's great detectives:

* More than 500 notes on England's personalities, aristocracy, politics, religion, history, society, and literature.

* Three maps of London showing locations important to the novel.

* Essays about England in the 1920s, such as Antisemitism, Argentine banks and crime.

* Timelines of the life of Dorothy L. Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey's cases.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781257989690
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 490,679
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers
One of the great mystery novelists of the 20th century, DOROTHY L. SAYERS was born in Oxford in 1893 and was one of the first women to be granted a degree by Oxford University. She wrote more than a dozen Lord Peter novels and short stories, and three more were written by Jill Paton Walsh based on Sayers' manuscripts and notes. Sayers was also noted for her Christian writings and plays and her translation of Dante. She died in 1957.

BILL PESCHEL is a longtime journalist and fan of Dorothy L. Sayers whose Wimsey Annotations project at his website continues to delight and enlighten fans. His first book, "Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts and Misanthropes" was published by Penguin's Perigee Books. He lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Biography

Dorothy L. Sayers, the greatest of the golden age detective novelists, was born in Oxford in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University and worked as a copywriter in an advertising agency from 1921 to 1932. Her aristocratic detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, became one of the most popular fictional heroes of the twentieth century. Dorothy L. Sayers also became famous for her religious plays, notably The Man Born to be King, which was broadcast controversially during the war years, but she considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She died in 1957.

Author biography courtesy of St. Martin's Press.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Dorothy Leigh Sayers (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 13, 1893
    2. Place of Birth:
      Oxford, England
    1. Date of Death:
      December 17, 1957

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Fantastic and complex plot

    anyone who loves a good mystery would like this. peter wimsey is an icon of detective fiction created by dorothy sayers for readers of firsyt half of twentieth century, the story line is very intricate and i have yet to find anything like it anywhere..iin fact i would like to see any contemporary book or television detective solve it. enjoy the period detail of english culture as well..would be good masterpiece mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    The Wimsey novels are great

    And they were made into two different tv series back in the 70s and early 80s. But no film does justice to the narrative voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Lord peter's brother had two children

    The girl is said to be in school in gaudy night and never mentioned again though his sisters children are any one else ever read this?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Bought hard copy to compliment my hard copy

    Of whose body have all rhe sayers books one thing no one ever mentions because it was only entioned

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