Dorothy L. Sayers Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Book 1)

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In the debut mystery in Dorothy L. Sayers’s acclaimed Lord Peter Wimsey series, the case of a dead bather draws Lord Peter into the first of many puzzling mysteries Lord Peter Wimsey spends his days tracking down rare books, and his nights hunting killers. Though the Great War has left his nerves frayed with shellshock, Wimsey continues to be London’s greatest sleuth—and he’s about to encounter his oddest case yet.   A strange corpse has appeared in a suburban architect’s bathroom, stark naked save for an incongruous pince-nez. When Wimsey arrives on the scene, he is confronted with a once-in-a-lifetime puzzle. The police suspect that the bathtub’s owner is the murderer, but Wimsey’s investigation quickly reveals that the case is much stranger than anyone could have predicted.   Published in 1923, during detective fiction’s golden age, Whose Body? introduced a character and a series that would make Dorothy L. Sayers famous. To this day, Lord Peter remains one of his genre’s most beloved and brilliant characters.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
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    26. March 2015 um 16:39

    Mr Thipps findet eine Leiche in seinem Badezimmer. Der Mann ist ihm völlig unbekannt und hereingebracht wurde er wohl durchs offenstehende Fenster. Noch bevor er die Polizei benachrichtigt, wendet er sich an Lord Peter Wimsey, Hobbydetektiv und Sohn einer Bekannten. Dieser untersucht den Tatort, sehr zum Missfallen von Inspektor Sugg, der den Privatmann nicht ausstehen kann. Ein zweiter Fall beschäftigt den Lord zugleich: das seltsame Verschwinden von Mr Levy, der scheinbar spurlos vom Erdboden verschluckt wurde. Besteht ein Zusammenhang zwischen beiden Fällen? Lord Peter Wimsey ist ein Detektiv im Stile eines Sherlock Holmes, mit genauer Beobachtungsgabe und scharfem Verstand gelingt es ihm, seine Fälle zu lösen. Natürlich ist er ein Exzentriker alter Schule und weiß seinen Stand angemessen zu repräsentieren, was ihm den nötigen Charme verleiht. Was der Autorin zudem gelingt, ist einem Krimi neben den charmanten Figuren auch eine gehörige Note Witz zu verleihen, was sich in köstlichen Dialogen bisweilen aus heutiger Sicht zur Absurdität führenden Wortwechseln äußert. 

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