Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey)

Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey)

Dorothy L. Sayers

Language: English

Pages: 496

ISBN: 0062196545

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey)

Dorothy L. Sayers

Language: English

Pages: 496

ISBN: 0062196545

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


“The Wimsey books are literate and delightful mysteries.”
Chicago Tribune

The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction’s most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers’s work, praising her “great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail.” The second Dorothy L. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Have His Carcase is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. Harriet’s discovery of a murdered body on the beach before it is swept out to sea unites her once more with the indomitable Lord Peter, as together they attempt to solve a most lethal mystery, and find themselves become much closer than mere sleuthing partners in the process.

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guvnor—jest a loose connection. She’ll start first swing now.’ He crawled up, just as the green taxi swung out of the cul-de-sac. Bunter, peering from behind his newspaper, recognised the pale face of Mr Bright and tapped on the glass. The green taxi passed within a foot of them. Bunter’s taxi circled in the road and swung in thirty yards behind. The green taxi wriggled through some dismal by-streets, emerged into Judd Street and went ahead through Brunswick Square into Guilford Street and down

guvnor—jest a loose connection. She’ll start first swing now.’ He crawled up, just as the green taxi swung out of the cul-de-sac. Bunter, peering from behind his newspaper, recognised the pale face of Mr Bright and tapped on the glass. The green taxi passed within a foot of them. Bunter’s taxi circled in the road and swung in thirty yards behind. The green taxi wriggled through some dismal by-streets, emerged into Judd Street and went ahead through Brunswick Square into Guilford Street and down

attained the object of the plot without bumping off the poor little blighter.’ ‘Well, would it?’ said Wimsey. ‘In the first place, I rather imagine that Mrs Weldon’s romantic reaction to a notion of that kind would have been to hand over large sums of money to Alexis for the Imperial war-chest, which would hardly have suited Messrs Weldon and Morecambe. Secondly, if Alexis did break off the engagement and they trusted to that—what would happen next? They couldn’t go on for the remainder of all

who had a car to spin about the country in. Somebody who had a very good excuse for being in the neighbourhood and respectable friends whose guests were above suspicion.’ ‘Mrs Morecambe!’ ‘Just so. Mrs Morecambe. Possibly Mr Morecambe also. We can soon find out whether that delightful couple spent a week-end at Heathbury Vicarage any time within the last few months.’ ‘Yes, they did,’ put in Umpelty. ‘The lady was here for a fortnight at the end of February and her husband came down for one

beard and expensive tastes—’ ‘Recently returned from China,’ finished up Harriet, triumphantly. The sergeant, who had gaped in astonishment at the beginning of this exchange, now burst into a hearty guffaw. ‘That’s very good,’ he said, indulgently. ‘Comic, ain’t it, the stuff these writer-fellows put into their books? Would your lordship like to see the other exhibits?’ Wimsey replied gravely that he should, very much, and the hat, cigarette-case, shoe and handkerchief were produced. ‘H’m,’

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