Have His Carcase : Lord Peter Wimsey

  • by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by Jane McDowell
  • Series: Lord Peter Wimsey
  • 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey.
In his eighth appearance (and the second book featuring Harriet Vane), he solves a murder on a deserted English beach. With an introduction by Elizabeth George.
A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear...
The young woman is the celebrated detective novelist Harriet Vane, once again drawn against her will into a murder investigation in which she herself could be a suspect. Lord Peter Wimsey is only too eager to help her clear her name.


What the Critics Say

"She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller." (Minette Walters)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Story fab, reader must be replaced

I love the Lord Peter Wimsey books and listening to them could be a real treat if it wasn't for the awful reader. She misses commas, mispronounces words and overall sometimes makes it hard to understand what she is reading. Her French accent has been learned from a computer and she doesn't know what she is saying! Please, please have someone else read these gorgeous books, someone with a more pleasant voice who can actually read? I've got three books read by her and I'm not getting more, not because of the stories - they are fab, that goes without saying - but because of that unpleasant, sharp voice and the total lack of understanding what she's reading.
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- Arwen

Great story, shocking narration

What did you like best about Have His Carcase? What did you like least?

The narrator. Why would you have a female narrator for a male lead? Her accent is forced and annoying. A lot of the nuances of the story are lost because of the narration.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Wimsey but not the way it's read.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jane McDowell’s performances?


Was Have His Carcase worth the listening time?

The story but not the voice

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful story and I would buy it again with someone else reading it

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- Sasha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2015
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton