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moving under skies

NYRB Classics collector. Reads anything, so long as it's good. Sometimes historian. Frequently grumpy:  you've been warned. Also at aliceunderskies.tumblr.com. 

Whose Body?

Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers

Very fun! The mystery was fairly obvious, but it was an enjoyable romp to see it through. Lord Peter has the makings of a quite interesting character: easily bored, a bit of a dilettante, sufferer of PTSD from the great war, enormously charismatic. I chortled at all of the little meta-touches on the conventions of detective fiction; my favourite of which was a round-about questioning of a witness, disguised as a conversation/complaint about how witnesses in detective stories always remember everything perfectly. Delightful! I hadn't even finished before I got my hands on the next several in the series--something I rarely do, a highest compliment.