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In this final book of the series, Sayers displays her attained mastery of the genre. Peter and Harriet are married at last and off on their honeymoon. Unfortunately, a murder takes place in their home, and they're off. Busman's Honeymoon's mystery is good, and the puzzle first-rate, but a great deal of the book involves the pair adjusting to married life and to each other. This book is a tour de force and not to be missed by mystery lovers.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   butler provides unemotional service Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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