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Read Whose Body? Whose Body? Free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ched before the sightless eyes What's the face appeared to have been shaved after death The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier but Lord Pet. British Jason 1 Jolly good book whatBritish Jason 2 Oh ratherBritish Jason 1 I say how much longer do you suppose we can keep this upBritish Jason 2 Not long old bean I ve run out of stereotypical Brit words and this ridiculous accent is doing me head inI almost filed this all up in my PG Wodehouse shelf The similarities in style setting and character are striking There s a somewhat daffy lead in Lord Peter Wimsey though he s clearly got on the ball than Bertie Wooster There s the taciturn Parker just a little looser and given freedom than the butler Jeeves After all Parker is a police investigator and his own man Even the time and place 1920s England hits the JeevesWooster markThe mystery of who dunnit wasn t exactly mind boggling I suspected the culprit almost the moment he hit the stage But this mystery doesn t seem to care for the diabolical plot as much as others in the genre Dorothy Sayers appears perhaps interested in developing a deeper character No no one between the pages of Whose Body is coming close to Dostoyevsky s Raskolnikov but Sayers seems concerned with her whys as opposed to her whos For instance the reasoning behind Lord Peter s desire to catch criminals comes into uestion than once through the book His past reaches into the present to color the proceedings These are nice touches that you don t tend to get with Agatha Christie Does Sayers always succeed in her uest for why No Allow me to explainThe criminal s confession is than a mystery genre trope It s a staple Unnaturally delivered admissions of guilt absolutely abound in these books and it is taken to a RIDICULOUS extreme in Whose Body Sure the bad guy is said to be one of those clever chaps who needs to brag but that doesn t justify the lengths to which the character details his every move Let s face it Sayers had come up with something good and she couldn t help blurting it out Bah I don t care It was very interesting after all I don t think I could put this review to bed without mentioning this book s racism It is a product of its time a time when Jewish intolerance was rising and no one but whites were thought much of by whites Also at one point the main character says something like He s got a touch of the tar baby in him Perhaps it s all part of Sayers attempt to create a well rounded and representative person from 1920s England Perhaps it was the casual racism that came naturally to her as it did to so many of her era If you don t understand and need an example have a look around It s the same sort of casual racism happening today

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Read Whose Body? Whose Body? Free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Er Wimsey who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby knew better In this his first murder case Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bat. What a complete and utter mess of a book I had been informed by many reliable sources including Lucy Worsley in her documentary A Very British Murder that Sayers was even better than Christie where murder mysteries are concerned They are all wrongThis mystery has an intriguing enough premise a naked dead body is found in the home of a harmless man that everyone automatically knew was not the murderer because well the Wimseys mother and son said so Lord Wimsey is called on to investigate the murder At the same time Wimsey s friend Parker is searching for a missing person a JEW Mind you JEW in capital letters A self made JEW A good man despite being a JEW JEW JEW JEW Got that All right For some reason unknown to the reader Wimsey is insistent that both cases are related And then I really don t know what happens Or why Because it s that badly written I don t understand how Wimsey even arrives at the conclusion that X is the murderer The motive for the murder is largely unbelievable and doesn t even make much sense The characters are hideous Peter Wimsey is extremely annoying in every way possible He puts on an affectation every time he opens his mouth He tries some weird accent that doesn t add anything to his character or to the plot He is shallow and annoying and I constantly felt the need to slap him Hard Especially when he begins to uote random poetry or starts singing at people who have no clue what he s doing I have a strong suspicion that Sayers meant it all to funny but it falls terribly flat The Duchess is even annoying if possible The entire aura of upper class British aristocracy is shamelessly flaunted as something awesome without any context to its existence And I say this as a Downton Abbey lover I honestly feel bad I started my year with this dud I don t think I ll be wasting my time on any Sayers This certainly is not a classic whatever else it may be Don't Try This at Home How to Win a Sumo Match Catch a Great White Shark Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats For Ordinary People you JEW in capital letters A self made JEW A good man despite being a JEW JEW JEW JEW Got that All right For some reason unknown to the reader Wimsey is insistent that both cases are related And then I really don t know what happens Or why Because it s that badly written I don t understand how Wimsey even arrives at the conclusion that X is the murderer The motive for the murder is largely unbelievable and doesn t even make much sense The characters are hideous Peter Wimsey is extremely annoying in every way possible He puts on an affectation every time he opens his mouth He tries some weird accent that doesn t add anything to his character or to the plot He is shallow and annoying and I constantly felt the need to slap him Hard Especially when he begins to uote random poetry or starts singing at people who have no clue what he s doing I have a strong suspicion that Sayers meant it all to funny but it falls terribly flat The Duchess is even annoying if possible The entire aura of upper class British aristocracy is shamelessly flaunted as something awesome without any context to its existence And I say this as a Downton Abbey lover I honestly feel bad I started my Who Was Seabiscuit? year with this dud I don t think I ll be wasting my time on any Sayers This certainly is not a classic whatever else it may be

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Read Whose Body? Whose Body? Free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The stark naked body was lying in the tub Not unusual for a proper bath but highly irregular for murder especially with a pair of gold pince nez deliberately per. Time to meet Lord Peter Wimsey archetype of amateur gentleman detective his sidekick the invaluable valet Bunter Bunter Yes my lord Her Grace tells me that a respectable Battersea architect has discovered a dead man in his bath Indeed my lord That s very gratifying Very Bunter Your choice of words is unerring I wish Eton and Balliol had done as much for me Update 13032017I did not really have any expectations this book having been my first from Dorothy L Sayers just some curiosity of how she compares to my beloved Agatha Christie Having said that much I was still pleasantly surprised at how much enjoyed reading it I loved the all characters Lord Peter Wimsey Bunter detective inspector Parker the Dowager Duchess of Denver Lord Peter s motherIn the beginning Bunter read very much like Jeeves to Lord Peter s Bertie WoosterLord Peter Wimsey It s much easier to work on someone else s job than one s own gives one that delightful feelin of interferin and bossin about combined with the glorious sensation that another fellow is takin all one s own work off one s handsBunter Yes Mr Graves it s a hard life valeting by day and developing by night morning tea at any time from 630 to 11 and criminal investigation at all hoursI m off With a taxi I can just Not in those trousers my lord said Mr Bunter blocking the way to the door with deferential firmness Oh Bunter pleaded his lordship do let me just this once You don t know how important it is Not on any account my lord It would be as much as my place is worth Their exchanges are funny and a nice comic relief but as the story continues both characters along with DI Parker gather depth Nothing too elaborately detailed but rather through some nice little touches you learn that a seemingly flippant offhand Lord Peter served in WW I and suffered a nervous breakdown due to shell shock from which he never recovered completely Sometimes he has relapses especially if his investigations like here lead to someone even though a murderer losing their life We also learn that Bunter served under Lord Peter s command during his relapses he takes care of him conscientiously effectivelyDetective Parker seems to be another sidekick to Lord Peter It affords me if I may say so the greatest satisfaction continued the noble lord that in a collaboration like ours all the uninteresting and disagreeable routine work is done by you He is thorough cautious clever well educated reminds me a bit of Lt Arthur Tragg in the Perry Mason series He likes reading biblical commentary as a chill out before going to sleepOne of the most interesting parts of the book was a conversation between Lord Peter Parker which highlights their characters even Look here Peter said the other with some earnestness suppose you get this playing fields of Eton complex out of your system once and for all There doesn t seem to be much doubt that something unpleasant has happened to Sir Reuben Levy Call it murder to strengthen the argument If Sir Reuben has been murdered is it a game and is it fair to treat it as a game That s what I m ashamed of really said Lord Peter It is a game to me to begin with and I go on cheerfully and then I suddenly see that somebody is going to be hurt and I want to get out of it Yes yes I know said the detective but that s because you re thinking about your attitude You want to be consistent you want to look pretty you want to swagger debonairly through a comedy of puppets or else to stalk magnificently through a tragedy of human sorrows and things But that s childish If you ve any duty to society in the way of finding out the truth about murders you must do it in any attitude that comes handy You want to be elegant and detached That s all right if you find the truth out that way but it hasn t any value in itself you know You want to look dignified and consistent what s that got to do with it You want to hunt down a murderer for the sport of the thing and then shake hands with him and say Well played hard luck you shall have your revenge tomorrow Well you can t do it like that Life s not a football match You want to be a sportsman You can t be a sportsman You re a responsible person I don t think you ought to read so much theology said Lord Peter It has a brutalizing influence When finding out who the murderer is Lord Peter gets also thrown into a moral dilemma view spoiler The murderer though not a nice person as such is a very useful member of society who does some good work is charitable hide spoiler


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    Dorothy L. Sayers Æ 5 Read Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Dorothy L. Sayers Read Whose Body? The very first Lord Peter Wimsey novel and thus the genesis of one of the most engaging characters I've ever encountered literary or otherwise Actually make that at least two since Bunter is eually astounding and maybe three because the Dowager's uite engaging too In rereading this I found myself surprised at how solid the charac

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    (PDF) Whose Body? Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Dorothy L. Sayers Read Whose Body? Time to meet Lord Peter Wimsey archetype of amateur gentleman detective his sidekick the invaluable valet Bunter“Bunter” “Yes my lord” “Her Grace tells me that a respectable Battersea architect has discovered a dead man in his bath

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    (PDF) Whose Body? Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Dorothy L. Sayers Oh I feel so badly how much I disliked this book As a mystery genre fan and avid reader of Agatha Christie I thought for sure I would enjoy the much reccomended Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L Sayers But alas I found myself bored and annoyed by the personalities of the charactersThe plot seems interesting enough a random body of a man wearing nothing but a pair of glasses shows up in a bathtub Who is h

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    Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Dorothy L. Sayers (PDF) Whose Body? British Jason #1 Jolly good book what?British Jason #2 Oh ratherBritish Jason #1 I say how much longer do you suppose we can keep this up?British Jason #2 Not long old bean I've run out of stereotypical Brit words and this ridiculous accent is doing me head inI almost filed this all up in my PG Wodehouse shelf The similarities in style setting and character are striking There's a somewhat daffy lead in Lord

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    (PDF) Whose Body? Read Whose Body? At last I pick up Dorothy Sayers' first mystery novel and finally learn the Origins of Lord Peterexcept this isn't an origin story like I was expecting We don't get to see Lord Peter as Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins deciding to become a defender of justice while pretending to be a empty headed rich playboy oh man did anyon

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    (PDF) Whose Body? Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Dorothy L. Sayers Dorothy L. Sayers Æ 5 Read What a complete and utter mess of a book I had been informed by many reliable sources including Lucy Worsley in her documentary A Very British Murder that Sayers was even better than Christie where murder mysteries are concerned They are all wrongThis mystery has an intriguing enough premise a naked dead body is found in the home of a harm

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    (PDF) Whose Body? Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Dorothy L. Sayers Read Whose Body? Lord Peter Wimsey is a charming intelligent aristocrat who keeps occupied as a rare book collector and an amateur sleuth Set in post World War I Britain he occasionally suffers from PTSD from his war years Wimsey enlists the help of his valet Mervyn Bunter in the detective work and the dry British wit of the duo had me laughing Wimsey's mother the Dowager Duchess of Denver is another wonderful character a socialite who o

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    Read Whose Body? Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Dorothy L. Sayers Dorothy L. Sayers Æ 5 Read There are many book series that over the years I have said I'd love to read those books'' and then never did Lord Peter Wimsey is one of those great characters that I vowed to visit and promptly forgot my promise In an attempt to turn over a new leaf reading wise I am changing this habit When I find a book that really appeals to me I make the time and read the book This does mean that I reshuffle my TBR pile but that's ok I have

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    Dorothy L. Sayers Æ 5 Read (PDF) Whose Body? It's difficult for me to be objective about Dorothy L Sayers Since discovering Strong Poison in the school library when I was about 14 she has been one of my favourite writers and one whose novels I re read regularly In the past couple of years I've ventured beyond the novels and the short stories not being much of a short story reader I've

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  • Paperback
  • 212
  • Whose Body?
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
  • English
  • 15 September 2018
  • 9780061043574