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Have His Carcase (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Book 8) by [Dorothy L. Sayers]

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Book 8 of 15: The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries

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“A nearly perfect detective story.” —Saturday Review
 
“Written with distinction and wit. . . . As much a psychological story as an experiment in detection. It has all the excitement that a detective story should offer.” —The Spectator
 
“Lord Peter can hardly be spared from the ranks of the great detectives of the printed page.” —The New York Times

About the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) was a British playwright, scholar, and acclaimed author of mysteries, best known for her books starring the gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. While working as an advertising copywriter, Sayers began writing Whose Body? (1923), the first Wimsey mystery, followed by ten sequels and several short stories. Sayers set the Wimsey novels between the two World Wars, giving them a realistic tone by incorporating details from contemporary issues such as advertising, women’s education, and veterans’ health. Sayers also wrote theological essays and criticism during and after World War II, and in 1949 published the first volume of a translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Although she considered this translation to be her best work, it is for her elegantly constructed detective fiction that Sayers remains best remembered. 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008JVJQ98
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (July 31, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 31, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6956 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 462 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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    4.4 out of 5 stars 633 ratings

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By Saki on January 30, 2021
Dorothy Sayers is a hit or a miss for me and after reading 3 of her novels and a few of her short stories, I now know why. I really enjoyed Strong Poison and this one (Have His Carcase) but I didn’t really like Gaudy Night so much. Unfortunately, her strongest points as an author (and most often what people love about her) are what keep her books from being included in my favorites.

In my case, I read these novels for the mystery first. Everything else- the characters, the ambience, how detailed and well researched a thing is- while important, take second place. In all Sayers novels I’ve read (most especially Gaudy Night) the focus is on the novel and the mystery is just sort of included. They are often decently written but nothing amazing, IMHO. In that novel, more care was given to how the reader could enjoy descriptions of Oxford, student affairs, banter between the professors, etc. I appreciated it for its feminist POV but the mystery was plain shallow and petty, which prevented me from enjoying it as much as I could have.

Have His Carcase is much better than Gaudy IMHO, and while the puzzle does not begin to approach Christie, Carr or even Queen, it is still pretty well thought out and entertaining. Most importantly for me, I like how the background supports the plot and not the other way around.

Also, some issues I have with my eBook: 1) The images are missing and show a broken camera icon. This is a pretty big problem, considering that the chapters are about a cipher which I could not follow due to the missing diagrams. I hope the publisher can remedy this since it is part of the plot. 2) There is no way to access the table of contents (the button is grayed out) from the Kindle drop down menu...I have to go to the beginning of the book to get to it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Have His Carcase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Humour & a Clever Plot
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 1, 2018
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David Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars An ingenious murder mystery by Dorothy L Sayers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 19, 2020
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M. Johns
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the other Wimsey/Vane novels.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2021
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4.0 out of 5 stars CD GOOD
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 26, 2020
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