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!

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27 comments:

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun who-dun-it! :)

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Unknown said...

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

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Yes, you do have to give a lot of details. Here is mine

Harvee said...

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

kayerj said...

this sounds like a fun read. read my teaser here

Andrea said...

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

gautami tripathy said...

Is it a mystery novel?

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Jo-Jo said...

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

jlshall said...

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!

Susan said...

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

Zia said...

Great teaser!

Harvee said...

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

Gautami: Definitely a mystery.

Everyone: it's all in the details :)

Anonymous said...

I love a good mystery!

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

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

Cecelia said...

Sounds good!

My teaser is here.

Natalie W said...

Sounds like my kind of book! Great teaser!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

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

Karen Harrington said...

Consider me officially teased. Nice!

Teddyree said...

Sounds fun, I havent read anything by Sayers.

Jenn said...

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

BurtonBookReview said...

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

Book Bird Dog said...

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

Harvee said...

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.

Lizzy said...

Sounds like a fun little mystery. Great teaser!

Anonymous said...

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

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Missy B. said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

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