Whose Body?" (1923) is English crime writer, Dorothy Sayers' first novel to enter the US public domain (Jan. 2019). She introduces her most famous character, Lord Peter Wimsey, in his first case. Subtitle: "The Singular Adventure of the Man with the Golden Pince-Nez" [Book cover illustration by Eugene Ivanov.]
To M. J.
This book is your fault. If it had not been for your brutal insistence, Lord Peter would never have staggered through to the end of this enquiry. Pray consider that he thanks you with his accustomed suavity.
D. L. S.
"A regular pea-souper, by Jove," said Lord Peter. (Chapter XI)