A couple of years ago, I read a book by Dorothy Sayers and I am sorry to say, I didn’t like it. So, that was the end of that. Recently, I found one of her books in a Little Free Library and decided to give her a second chance. I finished reading the mystery last night and I need to say, I had a very different reading experience. This time, I did like the mystery.
Harriet Vane is on trial for murder. She is accused of poisoning her former lover. And! I must say, it does look bad. Lord Peter Wimsey is present at the trail and is convinced she is innocent. He has one month to prove she is innocent or she will most likely be facing the hangman’s noose.
Dorothy Sayer’s certainly knows how to create characters! There are several good ones, Lord Peter Wimsey himself being one of them. Miss Climpson was exceptional. Her adventure in sleuthing was rich and so well described. I was with her every step of her journey, holding my breath and enjoying her newly found talent of lockpicking. She did so well under pressure!
Because I am new with Sayer’s mysteries, I don’t know much about Bunter, however, I did feel he was a strong presence and great support to Lord Wimsey.
Lord Wimsey is a fun character, honest and I believe his name fits him. He has a touch of whimsy in his person.
The plot is certainly interesting and is never lost. I solved the mystery right along side of Lord Wimsey. Because Harriet Vane is in court at the beginning of the mystery, the reader never views a crime scene, neither does Lord Wimsey.
Good mystery. I’m chuckling to myself now that I reflect on the story.