2008: 78. Unnatural Death

“But if he thought the woman was being murdered --”

“My dear Charles,” said the young man with the monocle, “it doesn’t do for people, especially doctors, to go about ‘thinking’ things. They might get into frightful trouble.”

Unnatural Death, Dorothy L. Sayers

Another Lord Peter! This one has a great premise - they discover the perfect murder - the crime that no one even suspected was a murder, and (because murderers are never never content to rest on their laurels) it explodes into a number of other murders, as, of course they do.  And Peter has to accept that if he’d never pried, maybe none of it would have happened - oh! The sexy aristocratic guilt.  Plus, this book introduces Miss Clempson, the perfect accessory to murder investigations - an old maid (the famous “surplus woman”) who can ask all the nosy questions she wants with no one ever being the wiser.  Fun stuff.

Date/Place Completed: 5/5/08; D.C.

Categories: Fiction, Re-Read

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