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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Book Review: Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy Sayers

Another gem found on Project Gutenberg. I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads because 3.5 wasn't an option

I enjoyed this collection of short stories featuring Sayer's rich aristocrat/amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. There was quite a selection of plots, from a really ingenious ghost story to a treasure hunt, blackmail, jewel theft, murder (of course), odd wills (three different stories), spies, and even a criminal secret society. If you don't like horror (I don't), skip the first story. The rest are fine.

These were obviously all written before Lord Peter developed a social conscience, and I actually like him better this way. Some of the stories I did figure out before I got to the end (yay, me!) but I have to admit the crossword puzzle one left me clueless. Fortunately, the answers are in the back of the book.

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