Sep 8, 2009

Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers


"I'm tired of giving details," grumbled Harriet, perversely.

"You'll be tireder before the police and the newspaper lads have finished with you...." (ch. IV)

Picked up this Dorothy Sayers mystery over the weekend and got involved with Harriet Vane, detective writer, and her admirer Lord Peter Wimsey, both main characters in the famous detective series by Sayers.

In Have His Carcase, Harriet wanders about the seacoast of England trying to sharpen her detecting skills by noticing all the details there are. By lucky or unlucky chance, she comes upon a corpse on a remote section of beach.

It looks like suicide but Lord Wimsey decides otherwise. They both do their sleuting and come up with some interesting answers. Good book with a good start, but my interest started flagging half way through. Since this is by Dorothy L. Sayers, I know it'll pick up again!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Choose two sentences from your current read, and add the author and title for readers. Anyone can join in.

27 comments:

  1. I've thought about picking up something by Sayers before, but I haven't yet. Is this the first of the series?

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  2. kiirstin: This novel is not her first in the series...it was printed in 1974.

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  3. Great teaser. Very true since the police and newspapers ask a lot of questions.

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  4. This sounds like a fun one...thanks for the teaser!

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  5. Love Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane! "Have His Carcase" is good, but I think "Gaudy Night" is my favorite even though Wimsey isn't in it all that much. Great teaser!

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  6. HA! That's the truth! Great teaser this week :) Here's my teaser.

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  7. jlshall: I'll have to look up "Gaudy Night" for sure.

    Gautami: Definitely a mystery.

    Everyone: it's all in the details :)

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  8. I haven't read any of her books, but they sound interesting. Great teaser!

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  9. Sounds like my kind of book! Great teaser!

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  10. we (dh and i) like her! dh is a scottie and he introduced us. glad you liked my teaser!

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  11. Consider me officially teased. Nice!

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  12. Sounds fun, I havent read anything by Sayers.

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  13. Great teaser! We've watched the series on TV, but I've never picked up the books.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. Sounds like a lot of fun, I love quick mysteries. Thanks for stopping by my teaser!

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  15. Would love to watch the series, but have never seen it listed on TV here!

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  16. Marie Burton: Too bad, the book is not that quick. The plot is involved and the book is long! 444 pages in the 1974 paperback edition.

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  17. Sounds like a fun little mystery. Great teaser!

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  18. Whoa, seemed like a quick, breezy mystery, but 444 pages isn't short.

    By the way, I've tagged you for ABCs here.

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  19. Good tease! I hate it when books start to drag in the middle...at least you know that it will be picking up the pace soon!

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  20. Sounds like a fun one. I've never read any of this series.

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