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ISBN: 0060808233
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Language: English
Publisher: HarperPerennial (1987)
Pages: 256
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.7
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Busman's Honeymoon is a 1937 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her eleventh and last featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, and her fourth and last to feature Harriet Vane. Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane marry and go to spend their honeymoon at Talboys, an old farmhouse in Hertfordshire which he has bought her as a present

Murder is hardly the best way for Lord Peter and his bride, the famous mystery writer Harriet Vane, to start their honeymoon. It all begins when the former owner of their newly acquired estate is found quite nastily dead in the cellar. And what Lord Peter had hoped would be a very private and romantic stay in the country soon turns into a most baffling case, what with the misspelled "notise" to the milkman and the intriguing condition of the dead man -- not a spot of blood on his smashed skull and not a pence less than six hundred pounds in his pocket.


This has been one of my favorite Lord Peter stories ever since I first read it. Sayers fans either love or loathe Harriet Vane. I'm in the first camp, so this was a treat. It is nothing short of brilliant for Sayers to start the book off with a series of letters describing the Vane/Wimsey engagement and marriage, which was of course the social sensation of the decade in Lord Peter's circle. How can anyone not love the description of Wimsey as "..that chattering icicle." LOL!

The Dowager gets a little more action than usual, which is all to the good. She's one of the great characters of English fiction, and I adore her every appearance.

A wonderful story, and a must-have for Wimsey fans.
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The thing to keep in mind was that this novel was written in 1937 in England, about the honeymoon of an English nobleman/detective and his University-educated but commoner mystery writer wife - and a homicide they end up getting involved with in the home they purchased to share together. The pace is a bit pokey, many of the characters come off a bit like comical caricatures, the violence is muted, and the sex is largely alluded to rather than explicit - but for all that, the story has depths you might not expect.

Lord Peter Wimsey is a great deal more than the "Upper Class Twit of the Year" as as an amateur Private Detective you might have been led to believe he is from many of the movies and television shows that feature him. The later books, written after her marriage to WWI veteran Atherton "Mac" Fleming, often dealt sympathetically with what we now know as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which Lord Peter suffered from following his own war experiences. That combination of eccentric behaviors (at one point in the story, Peter weaves a nest out of the straw used to pack vintage wines in on top of his head, while talking local Police Superintendent Kirk) and abrupt mood swings (at several points in the story Wimsey goes from cheerful to affectionate to passionate to cold to angry to maudlin!) are dealt with by both his faithful manservant Bunter and his bride Lady Peter, *nee* Harriet Vane.

The story is a pretty basic English "cozy": Peter purchases a small estate, Talboys, in the town where Harriet grew up as a wedding present and place to spend their honeymoon - only to realize that none of the preparations or renovations Peter paid for had been done by the former owner Mr. Noakes! After a comically rough time getting settled ending in a relatively comfortable wedding night, Harriet, Peter and Bunter attempt to get the place set up on their own, with the dubious aid of the locals who worked there or wish to work for the new Lord - only to stumble upon Noakes's body on the basement stairs. It quickly becomes clear that Noakes had intended to pocket the money Lord Peter paid him and vanish, as he had a number of creditors both local (just about everybody who'd worked for him or was related to him) and from London (all the furniture in the house, it turns out, was pledged for loans that he'd failed to pay back). With such a large pool of people who might wish the man dead, Peter and Harriet, along with Superintendent Kirk, spend much of the book trying to find out Who Dun It.

The book also has a brace of Sayers short stories, mostly earlier Lord Peter mysteries although there is one story featuring another detective character of hers, traveling wine salesman Montague Egg.

Once I got past the main novel's slow build, I found myself enjoying it quite a bit. If you're not looking for rapid action, you will probably enjoy it was well.
In case you are wondering where the title "Busman's Honeymoon" (1937) came from, here's the definition of "busman's holiday": "a holiday spent in following or observing the practice of one's usual occupation." (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). In Lord Peter's case, this means solving a murder on his honeymoon.

This is the last full-length novel in the mystery series starring Lord Peter Wimsey, and yes, he finally marries Harriet Vane.

Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey is one of the most famous detectives of the British Golden Age of Mystery. He is not a policeman, but the brother of the (fictitious) Duke of Denver. Lord Peter is wealthy enough to do what he wants with his life, and has devoted himself to oenology, bibliophily, and criminology, i.e. wine, antiquarian books, and murderers--and of course, to Harriet Vane, the mystery writer, who has been turning down his proposals for half a decade, ever since he rescued her from the hangman in "Strong Poison" (1931).

My favorite part of "Busman's Honeymoon" occurs right at the beginning, when various old women who are friends, acquaintances or relatives of Peter's mother are writing back and forth about the upcoming marriage:

"MRS. DALILAH SNYPE TO MISS AMARANTH SYLVESTER-QUICKE … Of course, the sensation is the Wimsey-Vane marriage. It must be a sort of sociological experiment, I should think, because, as you know, darling, he is the world’s chilliest prig and I’m definitely sorry for the girl, in spite of the money and the title and everything, because nothing would make up for being tied to a chattering icicle in an eyeglass, my dear, too weary-making. Not that it’s likely to last.…"

This book contains a knotty, locked-house mystery, but there are also large tracts of billing-and-cooing between the newly-weds, some of it in French (which, thank god is NOT translated). Fortunately, Peter's valet, the indomitable Mervyn Bunter has a starring role in "Busman's Honeymoon" wherein he must cope with the vicissitudes of a decaying country house with smoking chimneys, a corpse in the basement, and worst of all, a cleaning woman who attempts to polish the grime off of his master's treasured bottles of port:

"Bunter took up the violated bottle of port and cradled it mournfully in his arm. 'All the port! all the port! Two and a half dozen, all shook up to blazes! And his lordship bringing it down in the back of the car, driving as tender and careful as if it was a baby in arms.'"

Skip the billets-doux in French, and "Busman's Honeymoon" is both a cracking good mystery and an hilarious rural idyll.

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