“Lord Peter, escaping from the thraldom of British good form, expressed himself in that language in which sympathy is not condemned to mutism.”
Sayers, Dorothy. Whose Body? 1923. Reprint, New York: Dover, 2009.
This is a good encapsulation of Sayers’ style. She refers to her tendency to convey emotion through actions in lieu of dialogue, and in doing so makes a meta statement, another device she has a tendency for.