Crime Novel Quotes – Whose Body?

From Dorothy Sayers’ Whose Body? (1923), the first of the Lord Peter series:

whosebody“[Lord Peter’s] long, amiable face looked as if it had generated spontaneously from his top hat, as white maggots breed from Gorgonzola.”

“‘I don’t, fathead,’ said Lord Peter, with the easy politeness of the real aristocracy….”

“‘Take your time,’ said the Coroner, at the same time robbing his remark of all conviction by an impatient glance at his watch.”

“‘It affords me, if I may say so, the greatest satisfaction,’ continued the noble lord, ‘that in a collaboration like ours all the uninteresting and disagreeable routine work is done by you.'”

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