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Have His Carcase

author: Dorothy L. Sayers (1932)
series: Lord Peter Wimsey #8
date read: 2020-01-23
pages: 499
lists: mystery
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

This was a fair Wimsey novel – banter (especially between Him and Her), with the mystery being less important than the people. The strong focus on their non-relationship detracted a bit from my carefree enjoyment, though, and made me read the book more through a historian’s lense: Gender roles, social norms, and general expectations have changed so much, and Dorothy L. Sayers’ take on them is fascinating and utterly foreign to me.


8/ Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers. I went on a bit of a mystery streak here. This one is mostly character building for Peter and Harriet and their interactions. Good to read through a historian’s lens, because holy gender role batman. https://books.rixx.de/reviews/2020/have-his-carcase/
8/ Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers. I went on a bit of a mystery streak here. This one is mostly character building for Peter and Harriet and their interactions. Good to read through a historian’s lens, because holy gender role batman. https://books.rixx.de/reviews/2020/have-his-carcase/ #rixxReads

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