REVIEW: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers

Okay, so, I’m not entirely sure if this is a reread or not. It seems VERY FAMILIAR, the plot and the characters and everything, but I can’t find it listed in any of my “books read” lists. Maybe I started it and didn’t finish it? ANYWAY, whether I’ve read it before or not: I very much enjoyed Unnatural Death. It’s an early Lord Peter mystery, so it’s lighter and less twisty than the later books. Read More …

REVIEW: Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

After the relative gloom of Gaudy Night, I was super happy that Busman’s Honeymoon returned to the more usual kind of Lord Peter mystery as seen earlier in the series. Peter and Harriet are on their honeymoon, and they’re gooey with love for each other. It’s adorable. But it’s not all mush! The mystery is pretty good, full of red herrings and a relatively simple solution for all the time and effort spent trying to Read More …

REVIEW: Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

I think I read this book before! I recognize some of the stories, though not all of them. It’s very confusing. I don’t remember reading Lord Peter Views the Body and I can’t find it listed in my various books-read-lists, but it nevertheless seems very familiar. Tip-top stories: the one with the stolen stomach/intestines was pretty fab, a complicated mystery with some absurd humor bits mixed in. I also really like the one where Lord Read More …

REVIEW: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

I have so many conflicted feelings about Gaudy Night! On the one hand, yay, Harriet and Peter. On the other hand, holy crap this book made me really nervous and anxious and not at all happy-relaxed like I usually feel while reading a Lord Peter mystery. Part of my problem came from having seen the TV version before reading the book. So I totally knew who the baddie was, their motivation behind everything, (almost) all Read More …

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers

After the OMG! intense feelings I had for Have His Carcase, I decided to wait on reading Gaudy Night for a bit– to save it for a special occasion, kinda. Instead, I went on to The Nine Tailors, the 11th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery series. Turns out that was a perfect thing to do because, chronologically, The Nine Tailors takes place between Have His Carcase and Gaudy Night. Anyway, Dorothy L. Sayers Read More …

Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers

After my manic book-buying spree the other month I ended up with a complete collection of the Lord Peter Wimsey books, mainly because I couldn’t help myself and also because of the feels. I went straight to Have His Carcase because I needed more Lord Peter and Harriet Vane having adventures together RIGHT NOW. And I was totally right to do so. Basically, my entire Have His Carcase reading experience was a lot of excited Read More …

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers is very sarcastic in this book– in a terrific way! It’s the funniest Lord Peter book I’ve read so far, actually. There’s a lot of good stuff about advertising and why it’s mildly-to-heavily evil, wonderful characters inside the advertising agency (my favorite are the typists), and a whole heap of DLS’ bitingly clever sentences. Usually she sprinkles them throughout her books, a dash here, a pinch there, but in Murder Must Advertise Read More …

The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers

For such a short book, The Five Red Herrings nevertheless seemed to last FOREVER. Partly that was because I enjoyed myself so much while reading it (Lord Peter! in Scotland!), and parly it was because of the (Scottish) dialect, which always takes me forever to puzzle through. Dorothy L. Sayers spells EVERYTHING out, every little Scottish pronunciation, and since the thing’s SET in Scotland (mostly), that’s a lot of dialogue to figure out. Anyway, YAY Read More …