Busman's Honeymoon

Busman's Honeymoon

Book - 1995
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"Busman's Honeymoon has everything--mystery, comedy, love, and drama--all served up in Dorothy Sayers's best style."
--New York Times

The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction's most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers's work, praising her "great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail." The fourth Dorothy L. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Busman's Honeymoon is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. Harriet and her love, Lord Peter, have finally tied the knot but begin their married life together on an expectedly sour note when a body is discovered in the cellar of their romantic country estate.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., [1995], c1965
ISBN: 9780061043512
0061043516
Characteristics: 403 p

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diannehildebrand
Jan 02, 2018

Wonderful mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers first published in 1937. The book begins with the wedding of detective Lord Peter Whimsey and Harriet Vane, two very literary forty-somethings. Part of the great fun of the book, besides solving the mystery, is that they're constantly quoting from the classics to enhance almost every situation, and a few of the other characters join them in this truly entertaining pastime. Peter is like Sherlock Holmes - a flawed character (shy, shell-shocked from the war) but inherently good and very appealing.

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