A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane
By Dorothy L. Sayers
(HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061043512, 416pp.)
Publication Date: April 1995
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
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. All too quickly, what Lord Peter had hoped would be a very private and romantic stay in the country has turned into a most baffling case, with a misspelled "notise" to the milkman at its center and a dead man who's been discovered in a most intriguing condition: with not a spot of blood on his smashed skull and not a penny less than six hundred pounds in his pocket.
Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.
“Busman’s Honeymoon has everything—mystery, comedy, love, and drama—all served up in Dorothy Sayers’s best style.”
-New York Times
“One of the greatest mystery story writers of this century.”
-Los Angeles Times
“The Wimsey books are literate and delightful mysteries.”