The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations. Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization. The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when... show more
The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations. Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization. The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when Lord Wimsey finds General Fentiman dead in his favorite chair. A straighforward death by natural causes? Perhaps, but why can no one remember seeing the general the day he died? And who is the mysterious Mr. Oliver? Lord Peter moves between London and Paris, salon and suburbs, to unfold the intriguing case.
Publish date: October 12th 2010
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 ...