Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #7)

Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #7)

by Dorothy L. Sayers
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Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #7) by Dorothy L. Sayers

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410452290
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/09/2012
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Series , #7
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 686
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About 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.

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 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
prussblue10 More than 1 year ago
Hours of enjoyable reading.
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lord Peter, Harriet, and the police figure out who did the murder, but the proving of it becomes truly tricky. This mystery combines missing Russian royalty, secret codes, greed, and lonely hearts into a complex and interesting mystery. The last couple of pages were odd. The story ended a little abruptly. I believe it was done on purpose. Lord Peter and Harriets' frustrated feelings regarding the crime are meant to be felt by the readers, too. They, and we, know the criminal(s) have been caught, but Sayers doesn't tell us if they go to trial. You're almost sure they will, but there is the tiniest smidgen of uncertainty. It is an unusual way to end a mystery. Still, it is a good book. The code work was really interesting. Even though it's illustrated in the story, I wrote it out separately in order to really understand it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like her other books better
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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.
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olemoney More than 1 year ago
This is a tedious read - with many characters, two of whom are running around in disguise and using aliases. It's very hard to keep the suspects straight, and one blasted chapter was devoted to the art of decoding cypers! I could not follow that to save my life. I was left wondering exactly who committed the crime, or why. The set-up was too exhaustingly elaborate, and there was such a push to conclude suicide rather than murder, a conclusion I could not accept and don't believe is at all possible.