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Whose Body? von Dorothy L. Sayers
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Whose Body? (Original 1925; 2009. Auflage)

von Dorothy L. Sayers (Autor)

Reihen: Lord Peter Wimsey (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 1st 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 1 of the genre's most beloved and brilliant characters.   Whose Body? is the 1st book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.… (mehr)
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Titel:Whose Body?
Autoren:Dorothy L. Sayers (Autor)
Info:Dover Publications (2009), 144 pages
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Der Tote in der Badewanne von Dorothy L. Sayers (1925)

  1. 30
    Der unvergleichliche Jeeves von P. G. Wodehouse (casvelyn)
    casvelyn: Lord Peter Wimsey and Bertie Wooster are rather similar characters, and they both have loyal and competent valets. Peter, of course, solves mysteries, while Bertie is more of a comic figure.
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    Long Before Forty von C. S. Forester (themulhern)
    themulhern: The med school student Lord Peter interviewed could just as well have been C. S. Forester himself (before he dropped out of med school and became a novelist).
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    Die zweite Stimme: Ein Inspektor-Rutledge-Roman von Charles Todd (majkia)
    majkia: similar focus on shellshock.
  4. 01
    Alibi von Agatha Christie (cbl_tn)
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  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
Lord Peter Wimsey begins his investigation when he is called in to a suburban home where a naked body of a man has been discovered in a bath. At the same time a financier has gone missing but is not the dead man.
An interesting mystery, my first Wimsey read but I am unsure that I like the writing style ( )
  Vesper1931 | Jul 29, 2021 |
I tried so SO hard to like this one but,,,, Dorothy,,,, you gotta get your dialogue under control. I might try the next one, but I might not: 2.5/5 (rounded up for Goodreads and Bunter’s delightful dry sass). ( )
  cthuwu | Jul 28, 2021 |
The "who" of this "done it" was obvious fairly early on, but this was a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to one of the great British detectives of literature. My wife across the bed knew I had settled my head on the pillow to begin a murder mystery and was puzzled when I soon began laughing my head off. I'm looking forward to reading more Wimsical books. ( )
  HenrySt123 | Jul 19, 2021 |
Haven't read a Lord Peter Wimsey in nearly 50 years. Lovely language, good humor, typical British "upper class" machinations. ( )
  SusanWallace | Jul 10, 2021 |
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AutorennameRolleArt des AutorsWerk?Status
Sayers, Dorothy L.Hauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Bayer, OttoÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Berg, DanielÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Bleck, CathieUmschlagillustrationCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Case, DavidErzählerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
George, ElizabethEinführungCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Griffini, Grazia MariaÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Kendall, RoeErzählerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
May, NadiaErzählerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Michal,MarieUmschlagillustrationCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Rikman, KristiinaÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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To M. J. Dear Jim: This book is your fault. If it had not been for your brutal insistence, Lord Peter would never have staggered through to the end of the enquiry. Pray consider that he thanks you with his accustomed suavity. Yours ever, D. L. S.
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"Look here, Peter," said the other [Parker] with some earnestness, "Suppose you get this playing-fields-of-Eton complex out of your system once and for all. There doesn't seem to be much doubt that something unpleasant has happened to Sir Reuben Levy. Call it murder, to strengthen the argument. If Sir Reuben has been murdered, is it a game? and is it fair to treat it as a game?"
"That is what I'm ashamed of, really," said Lord Peter. "It IS a game to me, to begin with, and I go on cheerfully, and then I suddenly see that somebody is going to be hurt, and I want to get out of it." (Chapter VII, Leipzig: The Albatross 1938, p. 176)
"There's nothing you can't prove if your outlook is sufficiently limited."
"But when you can really investigate, Mr. Parker, and break up the dead, or for preference the living body with the scalpel, you always find the footmarks---the little train of ruin or disorder left by madness or disease or drink or any other similar pest. But the difficulty is to trace them back, merely by observing the surface symptoms---the hysteria, crime, religion, fear, shyness, conscience, or whatever it may be; just as you observe a theft or a murder and look for the footsteps of the criminal, so I observe a fit of hysterics or an outburst of piety and hunt for the little mechanical irritation which has produced it."
"All these men work with a bias in their minds, one way or another," he said; "they find what they are looking for."
"Yes, yes, I know," said the detective, "but that's because you're thinking about your attitude. You want to be consistent, you want to look pretty, you want to swagger debonairly through a comedy of puppets or else to stalk magnificently through a tragedy of human sorrows and things. But that's childish. If you've any duty to society in the way of finding out the truth about murders, you must do it in any attitude that comes handy. You want to be elegant and detached? That's all right, if you find the truth out that way, but it hasn't any value in itself, you know. You want to look dignified and consistent---what's that got to do with it? You want to hunt down a murderer for the sport of the thing and then shake hands with him and say, 'Well played---hard luck---you shall have your revenge tomorrow!' Well, you can't do it like that. Life's not a football match. You want to be a sportsman. You can't be a sportsman. You're a responsible person."

"I don't think you ought to read so much theology," said Lord Peter. "It has a brutalizing influence."
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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 1st 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 1 of the genre's most beloved and brilliant characters.   Whose Body? is the 1st book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order.   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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