Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Shop now Shop now



There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 21 September 2017
I'm not sure what prompted me to read this - I had read a number of the Lord Peter Wimsey books many years ago (but out of order and had never read the earliest ones). I remember how much I liked them, but I'm not sure they have lived up to my memory. I was distinctly underwhelmed by the first that Dorothy L Sayers wrote - Whose Body - but felt she was getting into her stride with this one. Even when quite young I was always conscious that DLS was writing her ideal man - her own love life was messy and unsatisfactory in many ways and she definitely fell in love with her creation. It is of course a vanished age, but I think these books are redeemed by DLS's cleverness (albeit occasionally rather self-conscious cleverness - latin quotes, complex allusions etc) and an element of humour and parody. I particularly like the feisty (to use an over deployed modern word) female characters. They are individual , flawed and often quite powerful. There are still plenty of Lady Mary Wimseys around - rich posh girls with a disastrous taste in unsuitable and indeed unpleasant men. The Dowager Duchess has a touch of the Miss Marple about her - disguising her shrewdness under a barrage of seemingly disconnected burbling.
All in all, I think they are still an enjoyable read, but you have to set aside 21st Century preconceptions and enjoy them for the period pieces they are.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 August 2017
considering its age, this text is remarkably topical, fun, poignant and amusing, full of charming bits of satire, rattling along at a good pace...my favorite sayers is gaudy night, but this is close behind...good plot, great pacing, good characters, well written....recommended!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 March 2015
I first read the book years ago. It was just as I remembered it, a great read by a master author of the golden age.
People alway go on about Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers seems to be forgotten.
If you love Christie, give Sayers a try, and your being doing yourself a favour.
She spins some twisting and turning plots that keep you guessing.
Would totally recommend.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 September 2017
The trouble with the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery crime thrillers is there's far TOO MUCH irrelevant banter in them, ive read the first two & I shan't get any more - Agatha Christie is far better...
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 March 2017
How I enjoyed reading this book the only sadness I have finished it if you read my review just read the book
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 19 August 2017
Very good read. Another to keep to read again in the future.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 March 2017
Old favourite,simply the best in my opinion.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 8 September 2017
10/10
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 14 July 2015
Love D L Sayers - AND Milord Peter -
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 August 2017
Boring
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse