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Book Reviews of Have His Carcase

Have His Carcase
Have His Carcase
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN-13: 9780060808273
ISBN-10: 0060808276
Publication Date: 9/1986
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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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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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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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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