Enter the 1920s Golden Age of Detection with this first novel from Dorothy L. Sayers, featuring the debut of a dashing gentleman detective, one of the great characters of mystery fiction - Lord Peter Wimsey. An unidentified corpse is found in a bathtub, and the police are jumping to conclusions about its identity and that of the murderer. Lord Peter Wimsey steps in and, with the help of his friend, Inspector Parker; and his manservant, Bunter, solves the mystery.
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Thrilled to see Sayers appearing at Audible USA!!!
- Meep "Meep"
I love David Case (also Dorothy)
David Case is responsible for my lifelong love of listening to books. He was one of the first narrators I fell in love with back when audio books were on cassette tapes. Dorothy Sayers is one of my favorite mystery writers as well. So, when her books recently started to become available on audible, I clicked.
Case's performance in Whose Body does not disappoint. I was immediately inside the book as soon as he started talking. There are some pretty long expositions in this book, and I went right along with them. I don't know if he ever narrated any other books in the Lord Peter series, but if he did, I am hoping to see them show up on Audible.
As for the book itself, no one paints a picture of people, places and things the way Dorothy Sayers did. The setting is England between the wars. She takes the well-known stereotypes of that era--foppish young gentleman, servants of all types, bungling coppers, smart coppers, and grand dames--and gives them personality and life. The mystery itself is odd and convoluted, but no detail leading to the final reveal is left out.
- Mauri Piper