Forgot your password?  

Books Like Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers | Suggested Reading

This Study Guide consists of approximately 9 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Clouds of Witness.
This section contains 658 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Clouds of Witness Short Guide

Whose Body? has a lean mystery story to tell and was a promising first novel.

Although it is lighthearted by today's standards despite its completely amoral villain, it almost failed to get published in its day because of objections to "coarseness." The original publisher, in fact, made Sayers omit a passage in which Lord Peter proved that the nude body found in the bathtub could not be the missing Jewish financier Sir Reuben Levy because it was uncircumcised. In the published novel he has to confine his evidence to such things as bad teeth and flea bites. This novel is almost a procedural, since there is little suspense about identifying the guilty party.

Unnatural Death (1927, U.S. title The Dawson Pedigree) pursues the literary direction adopted in Clouds of Witness of elaborating complications; here they concern an ingenious method of murder. Some elements of the lesbianism motivating...

(read more)

This section contains 658 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Clouds of Witness Short Guide
Follow Us on Facebook