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Cover of Busman's Honeymoon.

Busman’s Honeymoon

author: Dorothy L. Sayers (1937)
series: Lord Peter Wimsey #13
date read: 2020-02-11
pages: 416
lists: five-stars , mystery
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I think at this point (maybe earlier, but who knows) Dorothy Sayers had understood that her forte was in the characters and the dialogue, and WOW does she ever deliver. It’s a honeymoon with a murder, of course, and I can’t get over my love of the characters, so I won’t even try.

As always, interesting to see how society worked back then. Commentary on everywhere sexism is very intentional, while the Scot and the Jew collecting money are, ahem, less reflected.


19/ Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers. At some point, Dorothy Sayers figured out that her forte was characters and dialogue, not plot, and this book delivers. It’s a honeymoon with a murder, and who even cares about plot beyond that. https://books.rixx.de/reviews/2020/busmans-honeymoon/
19/ Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers. At some point, Dorothy Sayers figured out that her forte was characters and dialogue, not plot, and this book delivers. It’s a honeymoon with a murder, and who even cares about plot beyond that. https://books.rixx.de/reviews/2020/busmans-honeymoon/ #rixxReads

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