Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016 book 96

Dorothy Sayer's Busman's Honeymoon
So Peter and Harriet are finally married, and go right away to the new house they've purchased in Harriet's hometown--only nothing is ready, and the previous owner is missing, and obviously foul play is afoot. I loved the descriptions of the wedding and the way their marriage was depicted, and also appreciated the looks at the psychological toll being a detective might actually take, but once again found the casual anti-Semitism off-putting (I know it was written in the 1930s, but STILL).  I like the Peter Wimsey mysteries a lot, but find that they sometimes drag a little, and this one was no exception. Still an entertaining enough read though. A-/B+.

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