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Mystery novelist Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its most unpleasant aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach deserted but for one notable exception: the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut. From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might easily have been a suicide, a murder, or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, however, Harriet finds yet another reason to pursue the mystery, as only the two of them can pursue it.
Another great Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mystery.
This is a long, complex classic story which turns a lot on times and alibis all of which, of course, are completely misleading.
As always with Sayers' work the secondary characters are well written and engaging, the plot intricately plotted and clever.
Used to love this, but maybe the character's time has passed.Published 1 month ago by Carol J. Stahl
It']s best to read this book in sequence after Strong Poison and before Gaudy Night, finishing up with Busman's Honeymoon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by avidreader
Harriet Vane is walking in the country and along a beach stops for lunch. When she awakes she notices a rock with some seaweed on it. Then she realizes it's a dead body. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kindlefan
A complex mystery and impossible murder with plenty of twists and turns. And sprinkled throughout the book are some wonderful interactions and witty dialogue between Lord Peter and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sabrina
Harriet Vane is on a walking tour when she discovers a dead body. Was it suicide or murder? If it was murder then there are more than enough suspects. Read morePublished 2 months ago by diane heath
Slightly tedious, as she tends to be, regarding some of her clues - this time it is a cipher. Also, did I miss something? Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary Wylie