Friday, June 14, 2013

Book Review: Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L Sayers

For the first time since vacation, I've turned on my laptop, which means I'll be publishing a bunch of book reviews here to the blog today. I might even post something about vacation. And school. Or I might not. Forewarned is forearmed ... Lord Peter Views the Body (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #4)Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L. Sayers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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In many ways, this was a good vacation read. Short stories. I didn't realize that it was a selection of short stories when I began it. The positive of short stories is that you can read a section, then go to the beach. The negative of short stories is that unsatisfying feeling of having to pick up a book you feel you have "finished."

The stories themselves are excellent little mysteries, interesting enough to spend some time considering. My favorite was the final one, Inside Ali Baba's Den (or somesuch). The stories are cohesive on the character of Lord Peter and they advance his character and wit.

While, in general, I wouldn't choose a book of short stories, this one feels important to cement Lord Peter's established set of work as a detective before Strong Poison. I note this only because I followed this book by immediately reading Strong Poison.

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