Whose Body? Intriguing Opening

” I think he found it early this morning, but, of course, he didn’t think of telling the Throgmortons just at first. She came up to me just before lunch so tiresome, I had to ask her to stay. Fortunately, I was alone. I don’t mind being bored myself, but I hate having my guests bored .” (Sayers, 12). 

Sayers, Dorothy L. Whose Body? Harper and Brothers, 1923

I found this entire opening conversation to be somewhat odd and intriguing. His questions and interest in the case almost make the reader suspicious of him. I think Sayers’s form in this novel is interesting, as she slowly introduces the main conflict with a conversation between two people who are not entirely close to the victim.