Lord Peter Views the Body, Paperback

Lord Peter Views the Body Paperback

Part of the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries series

4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


A must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey is the immortal amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers. One solution requires expertise in fine wines; another calls on his knowledge of fine art.

Lord Peter has the knack of being on the spot at just the right time to spot a thief or blackmail a blackmailer. Or even prevent a murder ...Whatever the occasion, the aristocratic detective uses his razor-sharp mind and unerring instincts to unmask the guilty and go to the aid of their victims.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780450017094



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Doing a bit of renovating so needed some nice light reading. Love these stories, humour and horror and a great deal of fun...

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Delightful, clever, funny and intriguing, with never a dull moment (albeit with some decidedly unlikely occurrences from time to time!) Lord Peter is up the top of my list of all time favourite fictional characters (a bit of a crush, actually) and I highly enjoyed the fleshing out of his personality.

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This book contains twelve short stories starring Lord Peter Wimsey, the debonair aristocratic mastermind who likes to amuse himself by solving strange cases. For those who have read and enjoyed other books in this series, I can guarantee this collection of stories delivers more adventures in the witty and original DLS style. Most of the adventures are truly bizarre in character and compulsively readable. I was going to take my time reading this one, bit by bit, but ending up devouring the book in no time flat. For those who <i>haven't</i> yet had the pleasure of discovering this author or this particular series, this is as good a place as any to start for a taste of what her full-length novels are like. The titles of the stories make for good reading in themselves:The Abominable History of the Man with Copper FingersThe Entertaining Episode of the Article in QuestionThe Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's WillThe Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the BagThe Unprincipled Affair of the Practical JokerThe Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of ContentionThe Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That RanThe Bibulous Business of a Matter of TasteThe Learned Adventure of the Dragon's HeadThe Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen StomachThe Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No FaceThe Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba

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