Crime between the Wars,
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This review is from: Lord Peter Views the Body (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) (Kindle Edition)
I have read and re-read the Peter Wimsey stories since I was twelve or thirteen. I haven't read them for ages but I have bought them for my kindle so I can have them with me and having them with me, decided to re-read Lord Peter Views the Body - a series of short crime stories set between the 1st and 2nd World Wars.
The stories are eclectic, as Peter Wimsey and his man,Bunter investigate the article in question and the fantastic horror of the cat in the bag. Dorothy Sayers wrote for her time with a bit of added glamour, so you learn something about Britain in the 1920s and 30s as well as getting a good mystery. For me they are as marvellous as ever and I thoroughly enjoyed them.
I have this edition in paperback too - my older Penguin Crimes having disintegrated - and I can say that there seem to be some problems with the typesetting in this edition which can detract from the flow of a sentence, for instance 'Your callers, monsieur le comte, are as well known among men endowed with a palate...', which should be 'Your cellars, monsieur...". So if you find any of the sentences particularly puzzling you should try and find an older edition and check it out.