"Whose Body?" by Dorothy Sayers

Novel, 1923

First Lord Peter Wimsey outing, setting up a London mystery between the wars, complete with man servants, domineering family members and a lightness of touch at times tempered with references to the darker psychological outcomes of the First World War. An entertaining read, above all, and if it’s easy to dismiss this as a genre piece, there’s much going on in the mental and moral and mental fibre of the book and the time in which it was written. This feels like a time catching its breath and looking to a future technological age with some trepidation. 

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