Have His Carcase-Dorothy L. Sayers

Have His Carcase

Dorothy L. Sayers

Harper, Oct 16 2012, $14.99

ISBN: 9780062196545

 

In 1929, having been proven innocent of the murder of her fiancé author Philip Boyes due to the efforts of her new friend Lord Peter Wimsey, mystery writer Harriet Vane tries to move on.  She walks a sixteen mile deserted beach from Lesston Hoe to Wilvercombe to clear her head. 

 

About halfway into her trek while thinking of lunch, she comes across a murdered body of a bearded young man, whose throat was cut.  Harriet takes pictures of the body before the tide takes it out to sea.  She wonders if the stranger killed himself or was murdered.  Private investigator Lord Peter convinces her they should make inquiries as there is no carcase for the cops to conduct an investigation.

 

The second Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane (see Strong Poison) is an engaging historical murder mystery in which the gender war between the lead couple supersedes the improbable whodunit.  Fast-paced, readers will enjoy the collaboration between Vane and Wimsey as it’s in the blood.

 

Harriet Klausner

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