Whose Body?: A Lord Peter Wimsey Novel Characters

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Lord Peter Wimsey

Lord Peter is a criminal investigator though his involvement in crime solving is, in his own words, a "hobby." Peter gets some of his tips for potential cases through his mother though he says that the two of them never talk about his activities as a criminal investigator. In the case of the body in the bathtub, Peter's mother tells him about the body in a way that indicates that she heard about it from a friend and was only imparting some piece of news to her son rather than telling him that there was a murder that he might be interested in. This is a sign of their relationship and of his mother's expectations for her son's public image. Lord Peter has an interesting sense of humor that is often dry and sarcastic. For example, when he is talking about the body in the tub...

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