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 darker and deadlier as Lord Peter uncovers a ghastly crime.
Published in 1923, "Whose Body?" was Dorothy L. Sayer's debut novel, and Bill Peschel has provided hundreds of notes to guide the reader through Lord Peter's world, describing words, objects and ideas that were familiar to Sayers' readers but might be obscure or unknown today.
"The Complete, Annotated Whose Body" contains more than 40,000 words of commentary on Sayers' novel and her world, helping readers to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of one of mystery's great detectives.
"The Complete, Annotated Whose Body" contains:
* 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 anti-Semitism, Argentine banks and notorious criminals.
* Timelines of the life of Dorothy L. Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey's cases.
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About the Author
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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Of whose body have all rhe sayers books one thing no one ever mentions because it was only entioned