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Have His Carcase
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 »
ISBN: 175003
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 351
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Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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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.


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