The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
90-year-old General Fendman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died -- and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance. Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills to unravel the mysteries of why the General's lapel was... show more
90-year-old General Fendman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died -- and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance. Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills to unravel the mysteries of why the General's lapel was without a red poppy on Armistice Day, how the club's telephone was fixed without a repairman, and, most puzzling of all, why the great man's knee swung freely when the rest of him was stiff with rigor mortis.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 10th 1995
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
, Golden Age Mystery
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey (#5)
There is a question in my mind regarding this book. It is listed as #5 in Sayers’s famous detective series about Peter Wimsey, an amateur sleuth. But my copy of the book states its year of publication as 1921, which would make it #1 in the series. The quality of this novel seems to support such asse...
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A question of a time of death which takes on an increasing number of twists.Sayers is definitely a writer where it's necessary to separate character opinion from author opinion. I particularly liked the clay sculptress and the many views of Ann Dorland. George Fentiman could go jump, though.
This was a very satisfying performance - like an old fashioned radio play (for all I know that is what it was). At some point I'd like to read the actual book but this will do for now.
I really love this book. For an unpretentious 1920s mystery novel, it really has a lot going on. There's the mystery itself, which has enough twists and turns to remain interesting. (I didn't guess the outcome, which is always a plus!). Then there is the social commentary: the plight of World War I ...