Book Reviews of Have His Carcase (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)

Have His Carcase (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
Have His Carcase - A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN-13: 9780450027123
ISBN-10: 0450027120
Publication Date: 3/1/1987
Pages: 480
Edition: New Ed
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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Classic English mystery writing at its best! Gives an overview of England in the time between the First and Second World War.
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Famous author. Good book with Lord Peter Whimsey
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An old fashioned English mystery with an "impossible" situation. Enough twists and turns to leave you dizzy. Lord Peter Wimsey and his trusty butler, Bunter, once again unravel the mystery.
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Harriet Vane mystery. Good Sayers book, as usual.
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Classic British mystery with Harriet Vane on the case. Plot twists that keeps you guessing.
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-- From Back of Book --

The Gigalo's throat was cut from ear to ear, and the death scene was no place for a lady. Have his carcase if you would. Harriet Vane wouldn't. A detective writer herself she did not care to become involved with the body on the beach.
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Edward Petherbridge, who played Lord Peter Wimsey in the PBS series based on Dorothy Sayers' books narrates this book. His voice alone is worth the price of admission. The plot involves a decendant of Russian nobility, now deposed, who makes his living as a hotel's lure to lonely women who come there on vacation. The evenng dances & the handsome young men who are employed to dance with unaccompanied women round out a plot of international intrigue, thwarted romance & unrequited love. Harriet Vane has narrowly escaped a hanging charge of murder in the death of her lover thanks to the intervention of Lord Peter Wimsey. She goes on a walking tour or the English seaside where she stumbles across a freshly slaughtered body. She makes haste to report the murder but is the primse suspect...
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Dorothy Sayers' writing is a re-readable staple for me.
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The mystery writer Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach - deserted bur 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.
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a dead man on the shore that washes into the ocean starts a pursuit for justice... a photograph is the only clue...
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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.
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This was my introduction to Lord Peter Whimsy--and I loved it. Both Lord Peter and Harriet Vane are intelligent, deep characters, and their relationship is fascinating. The mystery is quite good, too.