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Contrapuntal Harmony in Busman’s Honeymoon

So, now that we’ve established that Busman’s Honeymoon is a love story with detective interruptions, let’s talk more about that love story. . . . Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane first meet in Strong Poison when Harriet is on trial for murder. She is suspected of poisoning her lover — ironic because she was […]

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A Love Story with Detective Interruptions, Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers

It has been said, by myself and others, that a love-interest is only an intrusion upon a detective story. But to the characters involved, the detective-interest might well seem an irritating intrusion upon their love-story. Dorothy Sayers, from the Dedication to Busman’s Honeymoon Last month I re-read Busman’s Honeymoon, the final Lord Peter mystery novel […]

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