“He has been about as protective as a can opener.”
Excellent. Best story of the series. Engaging plot and exposition. Sayers’ voice sounds more authentic when the point-of-view character is Harriet Vane, a writer of murder mysteries. Lord Peter has added depth, including a real purpose, the secrecy about which is also explained. The setting, a fictional woman’s college at Oxford, is drawn with perception.
“… mentally turning the incidents of the last hour into a scene in a book (as is the novelist’s unpleasant habit).”
The Lord Peter stories can be read in any order. If you read no other, read this one. However, if you do you will spoil Continue reading