Whose Body?

“Apparently though the window, when he has already been twenty-four hours dead, and lies down quietly in Mr. Thipps’s bath, unseasonably dressed in a pair of prince-nez.  Not a hair on his head is ruffled-the hair has been cut so recently that there are quite a number of little short hairs stuck on his neck and the sides of the bath-and he has shaved so recently that there is a line of dried soap on his cheek –” (20)

Notes: very odd, mysterious, yet planned murder of Mr. Thipps à deceased died wearing prince-nez; the fact that the deceased had been dead for twenty- four hours and not even a single hair of the deceased was ruffled seems odd and mysterious (how could person’s hair not be ruffled?);  dried soap on the deceased’s cheek could symbolize that the deceased was killed when taking a shower); description of the deceased’s body after being murder sounds like a typical murder mystery in detective cases

“Apparently though the window, when he has already been twenty-four hours dead, and lies down quietly in Mr. Thipps’s bath, unseasonably dressed in a pair of prince-nez.  Not a hair on his head is ruffled-the hair has been cut so recently that there are quite a number of little short hairs stuck on his neck and the sides of the bath-and he has shaved so recently that there is a line of dried soap on his cheek –” (20)

Notes: very odd, mysterious, yet planned murder of Mr. Thipps à deceased died wearing prince-nez; the fact that the deceased had been dead for twenty- four hours and not even a single hair of the deceased was ruffled seems odd and mysterious (how could person’s hair not be ruffled?);  dried soap on the deceased’s cheek could symbolize that the deceased was killed when taking a shower); description of the deceased’s body after being murder sounds like a typical murder mystery in detective cases

Sayers, Dorothy. (2009). Whose Body? Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

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