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Monday, August 25, 2008

The next book after Gaudy Night, beginning with letters to and from various people. The story comes out that Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane get married .. rather quietly, without telling everyone. They evaded reporters in such a way that they actually had a bit of quiet (unusual for Lord Peter Wimsey). Wxcept that .. the house they go to stay in, which is in the country, happens to be the place where a man is found dead the day after they arrive. So their quiet honeymoon turns into questions and inquiries and possibilities and ponderings and murder investigations. With which, of course, they help. :)

One of the best parts of this book is the relationship between Harriet and Wimsey. They really do love each other, and it is clear throughout the story. As a married couple, it is good for them to delight in one another, and they do this quite gladly. One enjoyable chapter centers around them coming up with all the reasons and ways various people could have committed the murder, and with their intellectual capacities in full play, they come up with more than one might think. These are two people who have chosen each other, and must make adjustments because of it .. but they know they have chosen well and want to learn to love each other well and fully, without causing the other to change in ways that would be detrimental, losing themselves somehow. Worth reading again.

Title:Busman's Honeymoon
Author: Dorothy Sayers
Date published:1937
Genre: Mystery
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries
Number of pages: 381
Notes: borrowed from mom


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