Books - Review

Showing all books by: Dorothy L Sayers

Whose Body?
Lord Peter and Bunter get involved in solving a murder and a disappearance as a naked corpse turns up in someone else's bath, and at the same time some other chap (who looks a bit like the corpse) goes missing...
Bit dull. They faff around for ages discussing fingerprints but that never seems very relevant in the end, as LP just has a bit of a revelation one evening.
Score: 6
Published: 1923
Read: January 20th 2009

Clouds of Witness
Wimsey's brother is accused of murdering Cathcart, Mary's fiance, at their country retreat. Lots of different stories from the other guests of the house leave Wimsey and Parker floundering to start with, and the accused duke doesn't help by refusing to say what he was up to out on the moor at 3.00am, but eventually they get the footprints sorted out, track down the elusive lovers and ex-lovers, and the Duke is proved innocent. Of the murder at least - philandering of course isn't a crime, and they manage to hush that up. Also, Parker begins to fancy Mary...
OK, I suppose. Good bit where Peter returns from US with vital evidence - on an aeroplane of all things.
Score: 6
Published: 1926
Read: March 7th 2009