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Busman's Honeymoon: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane [Paperback]

Dorothy L. Sayers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Last completed novel containing Harriet Vane. Dec 26 2013
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Unknown Binding
The title "Busman's Honeymoon" is sort of a play on words. Look up busman's holiday in the dictionary. In fact it was a play that was also made into a movie "Haunted Honeymoon" (1940) starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. There are still some short stories and a novel finished by someone else; however Busman's Honeymoon is the last of the novel series containing Harriet Vane. Some of the short stories are "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys."

The book starts off with a series of letters from well-known friends of the couple, described previous in Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. They bring you up to date while describing the wedding of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. Some of the charters are just referenced yes it ought on and you will have to have read the previous novels for fuller detail.

The primary thrust of this novel is the relationship between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. With exquisite descriptions of their life and the English environment in which they live. Oh yes, there is also an intriguing mystery for the couple to solve. However the mystery does not overshadow the rest of the story.

One of the most important overlooked items in most descriptions of this book is the expanded explanation of the history and relationship of Bunter to Lord Peter.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Last completed novel containing Harriet Vane. Oct. 15 2013
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The title "Busman's Honeymoon" is sort of a play on words. Look up busman's holiday in the dictionary. In fact it was a play that was also made into a movie "Haunted Honeymoon" (1940) starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. There are still some short stories and a novel finished by someone else; however Busman's Honeymoon is the last of the novel series containing Harriet Vane. Some of the short stories are "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys."

The book starts off with a series of letters from well-known friends of the couple, described previous in Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. They bring you up to date while describing the wedding of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. Some of the charters are just referenced yes it ought on and you will have to have read the previous novels for fuller detail.

The primary thrust of this novel is the relationship between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. With exquisite descriptions of their life and the English environment in which they live. Oh yes, there is also an intriguing mystery for the couple to solve. However the mystery does not overshadow the rest of the story.

One of the most important overlooked items in most descriptions of this book is the expanded explanation of the history and relationship of Bunter to Lord Peter.

Strong Poison
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5.0 out of 5 stars Last completed novel containing Harriet Vane. Nov. 8 2006
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
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The title "Busman's Honeymoon" is sort of a play on words. Look up busman's holiday in the dictionary. In fact it was a play that was also made into a movie "Hunted Honeymoon" (1940) starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. There are still some short stories and a novel finished by someone else; however Busman's Honeymoon is the last of the novel series containing Harriet Vane. Some of the short stories are "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys."

The book starts off with a series of letters from well-known friends of the couple, described previous in Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. They bring you up to date while describing the wedding of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. Some of the charters are just referenced yes it ought on and you will have to have read the previous novels for fuller detail.

The primary thrust of this novel is the relationship between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. With exquisite descriptions of their life and the English environment in which they live. Oh yes, there is also a mystery. However the mystery does not overshadow the rest of the story.

One of the most important overlooked items in most descriptions of this book is the expanded explanation of the history and relationship of Bunter to Lord Peter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Last completed novel containing Harriet Vane. Nov. 11 2006
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
The title "Busman's Honeymoon" is sort of a play on words. Look up busman's holiday in the dictionary. In fact it was a play that was also made into a movie "Hunted Honeymoon" (1940) starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. There are still some short stories and a novel finished by someone else; however Busman's Honeymoon is the last of the novel series containing Harriet Vane. Some of the short stories are "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys."

The book starts off with a series of letters from well-known friends of the couple, described previous in Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. They bring you up to date while describing the wedding of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. Some of the charters are just referenced yes it ought on and you will have to have read the previous novels for fuller detail.

The primary thrust of this novel is the relationship between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. With exquisite descriptions of their life and the English environment in which they live. Oh yes, there is also a mystery. However the mystery does not overshadow the rest of the story.

One of the most important overlooked items in most descriptions of this book is the expanded explanation of the history and relationship of Bunter to Lord Peter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars O, frabjous day!
"Oh, rapture! Oh, bountiful Jehovah! Oh, joy for all our former woes a thousand times repaid!" ... Read more
Published on March 16 2002 by Thomas E. Defreitas
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Satisfying
Based on a stage play co-written by Sayers, Busman's Holiday is Sayers last significant statement in the mystery genre--and a completely satisfying one at that. Read more
Published on Nov. 27 2001 by Gary F. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Busman's Honeymoon
This is by far Dorothy Sayers' best work. It is an excellent mystery with an even better romance. I was extremely moved by it. Lord Peter Wimsey is every woman's dream!
Published on June 25 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of its genre. . .
. . .although whether the genre should properly be romance or mystery is a point up for debate. Either way, this final book in the 4-novel Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey series is... Read more
Published on April 30 2001 by "airi2"
5.0 out of 5 stars Last novel containing Harriet Vane.
The tittle "Busman's Honeymoon" is sort of a play on words. Look up busman's holiday in the dictionary. Read more
Published on Feb. 25 2001 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this one last
This book is one of the most enjoyable mysteries ever written, but it has to be approached in the right way. Read more
Published on Aug. 12 2000 by Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars From A Dorothy L. Sayers Groupie
As a DLS Groupie, I love all of her books, but especially those books that pertain to the Harriet Vane character. Read more
Published on May 20 2000 by Judi
5.0 out of 5 stars amusing and literate
The happy culmination of all the Peter and Harriet books. The author calls this a love story with "detective interruptions," a perfect description. Read more
Published on April 21 2000
3.0 out of 5 stars Busman's Honeymoon
The mystery, as always with Dorothy L. Sayers, was good but not being a linguist, I didn't appreciate the amount of french that was included.
Published on March 25 2000 by Elizabeth Bridgham
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