Sayer’s “Whose Body?”: Romanticized Crime

“A grey suit, I fancy, neat but not gaudy, with a hat to tone, suits my other self better. Exit the amateur of first editions; new motive introduced by solo bassoon; enter Sherlock Holmes, disguised as a walking gentleman” (Sayer 13)

Sayers, Dorothy L. Whose Body?. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1923.

The reference to Sherlock Holmes and his concern for his appearance to a crime site indicates that Lord Peter idealizes being a detective—being just like Sherlock Holmes. It implies that he holds more interest dressing and acting as the role of an investigator character.