The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 4)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club - Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 4 Author:Dorothy L. Sayers 90-year-old General Fendman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died -- and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance. Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills to unravel the mysteries of why the General's lapel was without a red poppy on Armistice Day, how the c... more »lub's telephone was fixed without a repairman, and, most puzzling of all, why the great man's knee swung freely when the rest of him was stiff with rigor mortis.« less
Delos - reviewed The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 4) on
It is the perfect little English murder mystery, as far as the formula goes. I would think it would make a good introduction to the Lord Peter series, since the other ones might be too long and easy to lose interest. This one is pretty short, comparatively, with a plot that moves along fairly quickly. Few characters and lots of twists.