Title: Whose Body?
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Page Count/Review Word Count: 214
I’m actually pretty sad about this one because I was expecting to really enjoy this one and then I just didn’t. I think I was hoping for another Agatha Christie and instead I got another P. G. Wodehouse, and I wasn’t a particular fan of his when I finally picked up one of his books.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s competently written (although I spotted a few typos), and the story line itself isn’t too bad. The setting is pretty cool too, although I didn’t really like Lord Peter Wimsey, which is a bit like reading Agatha Christie and not liking Poirot. Saying that, I kind of feel like that happens with Christie for me because Miss Marple was always my favourite.
There just wasn’t any magic here, and that’s a shame. It just felt like a generic cozy detective novel, and not like it came from someone who’s acclaimed as one of the greatest writers of her time. I’ll give Sayers a go again in the future, of course, but I’ll also temper my expectations. And at the moment, it looks unlikely that she’ll become a new favourite author for me.