Today is the birth date of one of the Grand Dames of the Golden Age of Mysteries - Dorothy Sayers (1893 - 1957). Though I was never as big a fan of hers as I am of Agatha Christie or Ngaio Marsh, I still am fan enough to say that I've read every Peter Wimsey mystery at some point in my life. Don't remember them much though, so I'm going to reread them yet again as time and inclination allows.
Recently I read one Wimsey I'd somehow overlooked the first time around - WHOSE BODY? - thanks to the kindness of Bev at MY READER'S BLOCK sending it to me as 'prize' for finishing my level in the VINTAGE MYSTERY READING CHALLENGE. I'd forgotten how much I liked Bunter - the perfect manservant. We should all have a 'Bunter' in our lives. Or, at the very least, a Jeeves. (Though I'm embarrassed to say I've yet to read the Wodehouse books. I always mean to, but somehow I never do.)
Anyway, Happy Birthday, Dorothy Sayers! To read more about the author and her work, please go here.
To read more about Peter Wimsey, the character, please go here. Yes, he has his own Wikipedia page.
To see all the Peter Wimsey book titles, please go here.
My favorite television adaptation of the Peter Wimsey books is the one done in the 1970's, starring Ian Carmichael. I could watch those forever.