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Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
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Jun 05, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: 20th-century, british-fiction, crime-fiction
Read in March, 2005

I didn't quite love this one as much as I did Gaudy Night, but I do think it runs a close second for the title of my favourite among the Wimsey books. As in GN, the murder aspect to the story is quite intelligent and well thought out; the romantic/relationship part of the novel does overshadow it, though. In my opinion, I think quite rightly. The earlier books in the series are quite passable in an Agatha Christie-ish sort of way, but it's not until Peter meets Harriet that the books really begin to spark. Their relationship is really quite wonderful - neither of them are perfect, of course, but they are as close to perfect for one another as you are ever liable to get. BH, I think, continued the process of letting us see much more of Peter's personality, as well; the ending was really heartbreaking, but also hopeful.

The wordplay and use of literary and classical allusion is also great fun. Well, it is if you're a geek *g*
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