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Busman's Honeymoon
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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In this installment of the literate and delightful Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, Harriet Vanes honeymoon with the dapper British detective is marred by murder (Chicago Tribune). It took several near-death experiences for Lord Peter Wimsey to convince Harriet Vane to be his wife, but she has finally relented. When the dapper detective marries Britains most popular mystery authorjust a few short years after rescuing her from the hangmans noosethe press could not be more excited. But Lord Peter and his bride have no interest in spending their wedding night surrounded by reporters. They sneak out of their own reception to begin their honeymoon early, out of sight of the world. Unfortunately, for some couples, calamity is inescapable. On their 1st morning together, the newlyweds discover the houses caretaker bludgeoned to death in the manors basement. If they thought finding a few minutes alone was difficult, theyre up against even steeper odds. In a house full of suspects, identifying the killer wont be easy. Busmans Honeymoon is the 13th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
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bookandbedandtea
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Loved this every bit as much as I did on my first read. I MUST read the book I just got from the library but after that I doubt I'll be able to resist reading Thrones, Dominations.

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bookandbedandtea
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I had a feeling that once I read one Dorothy Sayers I wouldn't be able to tear myself away I was right. I'm halfway through this one and loving it. I hereby promise myself that I really will finish reading The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo very soon but for now I'm going to continue wallowing in Sayers' precision of language.

rretzler One of my favorite series. Love Lord Peter and Bunter. 7mo
bookandbedandtea @rretzler Yes! I've always had a bit of a #litcrush on Lord Peter but this time around I'm crushing hard on Bunter.🥰😄 7mo
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jillrhudy
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Delicious, and Lord Peter is narrated by Ian Carmichael, but it is not “unabridged.” I know exactly what Lord Peter said to Harriet on the wedding night, and it‘s not included. The production is on the Libby app and at Internet Archive.
https://archive.org/details/BusmansHoneymoonByDorothyLSayers
#audiobook #libby #mystery #countryhousemystery #england #dorothylsayers

rretzler One of my favorite series. Too bad the audiobook is abridged. 7mo
jillrhudy It‘s a dramatization, as it turns out, from the BBC. Not strictly an audiobook 7mo
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brandymuses
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Day 27: True Love

#literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
vkois88 😍😍😍 8mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Definitely had the desire to see how it ends but sorry it had to be over. That was the last of the series. I have read all the books with Harriet. Superb.

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led567
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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I love this book, read it several times now. A subtle portrayal of complex characters, makes detective fiction ‘literary fiction ‘.

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shanaqui
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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I can't read in my office without this little face popping up. "Whatcha reading???"

#BunniesofLitsy

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shanaqui
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers

I must confess that my idea of romance heavily features reading bits of this book aloud to my wife. I read her the forward with the letters/diary entries practically in its entirety. (Lucky me, she loves that too.)

zembla This made me think of one of my favorite pieces from The Toast: "I read many of the books out loud to her over the following months, and it struck me that the entire Wimsey-Vane courtship can be read as an extended meditation on the question: how does one build an egalitarian relationship in an unequal, indeed misogynist, world?" http://the-toast.net/2015/04/28/on-harriet-vane-and-peter-wimsey-an-essay-with-p... 10mo
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meichner87
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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The #jubilantjuly prompt for today is workaholics and if solving crime on your honeymoon doesn't count for that, I don't know what does.

RealLifeReading 👍👍👍that's a great pick 2y
meichner87 @RealLifeReading Thanks! One of my favorite books as well. 2y
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AMVP
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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#junebookbugs day 5 - #smugmarrieds

I adored Gaudy Night, and while I've yet to read this follow-up, it's nice to know those two finally got together (and no, that's not an invitation for spoilers, thank you very much).

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HardcoverHearts
Busman's Honeymoon (Revised) | Dorothy L Sayers
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This was my May reading! I finished my syllabus for my upcoming Oxford class, hence the heavy English mystery slant to the reading. I loved all the Dorothy Sayers mysteries, Days Without End, Hope in The Dark, The Wonder Woman graphic novels. I enjoyed Commonwealth, Girls On Fire, Slouching Toward Bethlehem, High Dive, Book of Life, Dead Letters, Clancy of Queens, and How to be a Tudor. Meh on the rest. Two Serious Ladies was not for me.

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HardcoverHearts
Busman's Honeymoon (Revised) | Dorothy L Sayers
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I didn't think I could love a romantic couple more than I loved Claire & Jamie Frasier from Outlander but man, Dorothy Sayers has delivered such deep, complex & rich ADULTS in the form of Harriet Vane & Lord Peter Wimsey that I am blown away. Look, it's easy to fall in love when you are young & free. It is much harder when you are older, with more baggage, mistakes, regrets & fears. This is the last of their 4 book arc. It's so witty and smart!!

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meichner87
Busman's Honeymoon (Revised) | Dorothy L Sayers
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"Whatever marriage is, it isn't that."

"Isn't what, Harriet?"

"Letting your affection corrupt your judgment. What kind of life could we have if I knew you had become less than yourself by marrying me?"

#rereading #dorothysayers

Chachic I still haven't read all the Harriet and Peter books! 3y
meichner87 @Chachic I'm rereading this one and it has so many great moments! 3y
Chachic I read Strong Poison ages ago but wasn't impressed. I do have the three other Harriet and Peter books though. 3y
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EloisaJames I think I've read this book 10 times. @Chachic you must read! 3y
Chachic @EloisaJames Noted! 👍 3y
meichner87 @Chachic I encourage trying at least Gaudy Night! 3y
Chachic @meichner87 I should just read all three of them together! 3y
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meichner87
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"It's no good," said Harriet, when she had recovered. "Never, never, never shall we do anything like other people. We shall always laugh when we ought to cry and love when we ought to work, and make ourselves a scandal and a hissing."

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GinaAnderson
Busman's Honeymoon (Revised) | Dorothy L Sayers
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These books have been in my TBR pile for several years and I'm so glad I finally got to them. These are two characters who are equally matched and I loved seeing them work together and figure out how to be together.

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