Have His Carcase

Have His Carcase

A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery With Harriet Vane

Paperback - 2012
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"The Wimsey books are literate and delightful mysteries."
--Chicago Tribune

The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction's most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers's work, praising her "great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail." The second Dorothy L. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Have His Carcase is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. Harriet's discovery of a murdered body on the beach before it is swept out to sea unites her once more with the indomitable Lord Peter, as together they attempt to solve a most lethal mystery, and find themselves become much closer than mere sleuthing partners in the process.

Published: New York :, Bourbon Street Books,, 2012.
Edition: First Bourbon Street Books edition.
Copyright Date: ©1960
ISBN: 9780062196545
Branch Call Number: F SAY
Characteristics: xii, 476 pages ;,21 cm


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Jun 03, 2014

Maybe you have to really love Peter Wimsey to plow through what at first seems a superficial story. But you know better, because Harriet Vane is at the center, or at least at the center of Wimsey's attention. I enjoyed the two steps forward, one step back progression of their relationship, and the mystery does get deeper. Some of the characters seem terribly dated and it's hard to be patient with that part. But human beings in all their goodness and badness are portrayed again by Sayers in this complex mystery.

mrsgail5756 Jul 05, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.


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