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Peter's sister's fiance is shot, and Peter's brother is arrested for the murder. Can Wimsey find a way to exonerate both of his siblings, and find the killer? The best part of this book is the detailed descriptions of the mechanisms of trying a peer in Britain.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   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?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   relative Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   butler provides unemotional service    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect 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

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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