Murder must be investigated by Lord Peter and his new bride, Harriet Vane. Dorothy Sayers mysteries are situated in post WW1 England -half the fun of reading them is making sense of obscure literary allusions. Sayers was a contemporary of Agatha Christie. Look through my list for other Sayers books.
Busman's Honeymoon has everything-mystery, comedy, love, and drama-all served up in Dorothy Sayers' best style. --New York Times
After an intellectually and emotionally gruelling courtship, Vane and Wimsey decide they are meant for each other and marry. In this installment, they honeymoon -- or at least attempt to -- while remodeling a decrepit Elizabethan country house and solving murder.
Witty writing, great characters and an interesting plot. My favorite bits are the letters and journal entries at the beginning--so much fun to get dozens of perspectives on Wimsey-Vane wedding. The remainder of the book lives up to its stellar opening.
Sayers is a "must read" for all mystery people. These books can be easily read out of order....her English dialoge is a treat!
A HONEYMOON Is AN UNFORTUNATE OCCASION FOR MURDER, ESPECIALi.Y
WHEN LORD PETER WlMSEY
IS THE BRIDEGRooM,.
Murder was hardly the best way for Lord Peter and his bride, the famous
mystery writer Harriet Vane, to start their honeymoon. It, all began when the former owner of their newly acquired estate.
was 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 turned into a most
baffling case, what with the misspelled
"notise" to the milkman and the intriguing condition 0f the deadman -not a spot of blood on his smashed skull and not a pence less than 600 pounds in his pocket.
"BUSMAN'S HONEYMOON HAS
EVERYTHING-MYSTERY; COMEDY, LOVE, AND DRAMA-ALL SERVED UP IN
DOROTHY SAYERS' BEST STYLE
The New York Times