“One of the greatest mystery story writers of the [twentieth] century.”
—Los Angeles Times
“She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.”
—P. D. James
When a dead body, carefully arranged and naked except for a pince-nez, is discovered in a bathtub, amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, deducing the man is not who he appears to be, takes it upon himself to solve the mystery, leading to an array of twists and turns that make Whose Body a masterful, intricate, immersive, and supremely intelligent whodunit—the novel that established Dorothy L. Sayers as a master of the mystery novel, while introducing the inimitable, brilliant, aristocrat Wimsey, one of the most unforgettable and popular heroes of the genre.
This unique edition contains the full text of Whose Body, handsomely designed, plus commentary by P. D. James and a wonderful short treatise on the importance of reading by Sayers herself.
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) is widely considered one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, largely for her series of novels and stories featuring the gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. Her literary output was prodigious, spanning not only novels but poetry, essays, theological writings, plays, and translations.
Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Warbler Classics (September 3, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.5 x 8 inches