Whose Body by Dorothy L Sayers
The second book from my catch up was one I listened to as a librivox recording Whose Body by Dorothy L Sayers. https://librivox.org/whose-body-by-dorothy-l-sayers/ Now though again this is a book that contains the aristocracy, they are portrayed in a much more understandable way.
I am not sure if this was the first Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, but it was certainly one of the first, as such Dorothy spends quite a lot of time expanding and building the various characters involved. In her later books this is not the case as it is assumed that the reader knows who they are.
Lord Peter is asked by his mother The Dowager Duchess of Denver to investigate the strange occurrence of a dead body, that has been found by her vicar's architect in the bath wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez.
There then follows a complex but very understandable plot line of trying to work out where this dead body has come from. At the same time a prominent investor has gone missing. Are these two cases linked in some way, and if so how.
To solve the various mysteries Lord Peter has to expose himself to the killer, who so nearly kills him, but of course this does not happen as Lord Peter has to live another day so he can star in the series of books.
A very enjoyable book full of humour mixed in with mystery. I will record this as book 8 , week 4 fiction 6 (audio books 2) non fiction 2
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