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Whose Body? : Lord Peter Wimsey Book 1

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The first book in Dorothy L Sayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series introduced by crime writer Laura Wilson - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries.

'D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers' Daily Telegraph

It was the body of a tall stout man. On his dead face, a handsome pair of gold pince-nez mocked death with grotesque elegance.

The body wore nothing else.

Lord Peter Wimsey knew immediately what the corpse was supposed to be. His problem was to find out whose body had found its way into Mr Alfred Thipps' Battersea bathroom.

'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 14mm | 156g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • reiss.
  • 1473621259
  • 9781473621251
  • 5,091

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She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller. Minette Walters
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She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit. * P. D. James * Sayers is one of the best detective story writers. -- E. C. Bentley * Daily Telegraph * I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail. -- Ruth Rendell She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller. -- Minette Walters
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About Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L Sayers was born in Oxford in 1893, and was both a classical scholar and a graduate in modern languages. As well as her popular Lord Peter Wimsey series, she wrote several religious plays, but considered her translations of Dante's Divina Commedia to be her best work. She died in 1957.

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