Sorry this is late. I had a busy weekend and when I sat down last night, I didn't have the energy to write a blog post.
Many thought her well-rounded, charismatic character Lord Peter Wimsey was modeled after and Oxford don.
Lord Wimsey made his debut in Whose Body? in 1923 and won over the world with his charm and deductive reasoning. The Wimsey family motto was, "As my whimsey takes me." Sayers once said her character Lord Wimsey was a combination of Fred Astaire and Bertie Wooster.
The first murdered person in Whose Body? was found in the bathtub and the reason it was unusual was it was naked except for a pair of gold pince-nez.
The Five Red Herrings published in 1931 took place at an artist's colony. While Lord Wimsey went to the colony to fish he ends up investigating the death of an artist who fell into a jagged ravine while painting a landscape.
In 1933 Lord Wimsey finds himself a prime suspect in Murder Must Advertise. A view into Sayers humor is the last line in the book. "Advertise, or go under."