It is 1936 and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane. As they become part of fashionable London society they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impressario husband Laurence. Unlike... show more
It is 1936 and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane. As they become part of fashionable London society they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impressario husband Laurence. Unlike the Wimseys, they are not in love - and all too soon, one of them is dead. A murder case that only Lord Peter Wimsey can solve.
Publish date: 1999
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 367
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane (#1)
Dorothy Sayers stopped writing detective fiction in the late 1930's. ("Busman's Honeymoon" was published in 1937) She sketched out the plot for a Lord Peter / Harriet Vane mystery set in the early months of Lord Peter and Harriet's marriage (after "Busman's Honeymoon") but never completed the sket...
Jill Paton Walsh has definitely added something better to Sayer's work but apart from getting rid of the obvious time and place signifiers, I would have no idea where one author met the other. A definite improvement and a joy to read.
I liked this book more than I expected to and less than I wanted to. I've been on a bit of a Dorothy L Sayers binge recently. Or rather, I've been on a Peter and Harriet binge, as over the past few weeks I've re-read the four novels involving them one after the other. I remember hearing about Throne...
Peter and Harriet are a bit unreadably smug at times. A cautionary tale of why you should never find out too much about the author. It makes me want to like Helen more than she deserves, just because everyone else doesn't.Interestingly enough, many other reviewers on this site don't like the book be...
I read this book hesitantly, since it wasn't written by DS. I wish it ha been.It was OK and I liked the story plots, but not unexpectedly, it just wasn't "real" to me. It was pleasant to see how Harriet and Peter had gotten on in life and I wish that Ms. Sayers had written more in this series. For ...
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