Whose Body?, by Dorothy L Sayers: The Dead and the Naked

When mild mannered architect Thipps returns from a business trip to find a naked corpse in his bath, he finds himself arrested for the murder. Amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is soon embroiled in the case. How is the discovery linked to the disappearance of investment banker Sir Ruben Levy? What is it Thipps is withholding from the investigation? Is there, as Lord Peter suspects, a second man? And how is it both of them have been parading round London in the buff without anyone noticing?

First published in 1923, Whose Body? is the first of the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. It is both of its time and not.  How so?  Read on…

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