Lord Peter Whimsey & all his posh ridiculous crew. Sayers was my gateway into Agatha Christie so I’ve always had a soft spot for these books. I started with Clouds of Witness & then skipped to my favorite Strong Poison & then Murder Must Advertise. Now I’m reading Unnatural Death.
All of these books have the issues of their times the class issues, racism, and anti-semitism is all there in varying degrees. I think they can be read at least as classics of their genre and basis of our mysteries to date. A good conversation can be had about how some of the good AND bad tropes have carried forwards.
They’ve definitely been a comfort read for me as I haven’t revisited them since I was a kid.
Here are the rest of the books and the asterisk denotes my particular favorites.
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The Documents in the Case
The Five Red Herrings*
Have His Carcase*
In the Teeth of the Evidence
Lord Peter Views the Body