Busman's Honeymoon

Busman's Honeymoon

A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

eBook - 2012
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Married at last, Lord Peter and Harriet find their honeymoon interrupted by a killer. It took several near-death experiences for Lord Peter Wimsey to convince Harriet Vane to be his wife, but she has finally relented. When the dapper detective marries Britain's most popular mystery author, just a few short years after rescuing her from the hangman's noose, the press could not be more excited. But Lord Peter and his bride have no interest in spending their wedding night surrounded by reporters. They sneak out of their own reception to begin their honeymoon early, out of sight of the world. Unfortunately, for some couples, calamity is inescapable. On their 1st morning together, the newlyweds discover the house's caretaker bludgeoned to death in the manor's basement. If they thought finding a few minutes alone was difficult, they're up against even steeper odds. In a house full of suspects, identifying the killer won't be easy. Busman's Honeymoon is the 13th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
ISBN: 9781453258965
1453258965
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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jasmine81
Jan 21, 2019

Unfortunately, and I suppose typical of the period (1937) there are disturbing prejudicial references, both to African-Americans and Jews. Also many, many references to poems and books that are unknown to me--so I miss the implication entirely. Several quotes in French that, although I took French in high school, I can't translate. I watched one or two of this series in film and disliked the characters, and I guess hoped, having seen an endorsement of the books, that I would like the books more. It's difficult to see the fawning servants, police officers and townspeople in relation to the main characters. I find I can't relate to them at all. The main character also tends to be paternalistic, also a characteristic of the times. It's hard to understand the appeal of these books.

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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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