Have His Carcase Author:Dorothy L. Sayers Have His Carcase if you would; Harriet Vane wouldn't. Being a mystery writer, she did not care to become involved with the body on the beach, even though the was escaping and unhappy love affair. But from the moment she photographed the corpse, which soon disappeared with the tide, she was puzzled by a mystery which might have been suicide, mu... more »rder or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend, Lord Peter Wimsey, she found a reason for detective pursuit- as only the two could pursue it.« less
Enjoyable if you love Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane (and I do!), but I think there's a reason this is one of Sayers's more forgettable volumes. The language is particularly dated -- I don't think I've ever read the word "wop" so many times in my life, used over and over again in dialogue as a casually derogatory reference to the [deceased] title character, and while I'm sure it was a perfectly natural usage in its time and context, it's still jarring.