History Literature / LordPeterWimsey

8th Dec '17 1:06:13 PM john_e
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** In ''Five Red Herrings'', there are mentions of several other detective novels. At least two of them are deliberate hints to the solution of the murder: "Sir John Magill's Last Journey" in which [[spoiler:the murderer impersonates his victim to conceal the true time of death]], and "The Two Tickets Puzzle", in which [[spoiler:a vital railway ticket is forged]].

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** In ''Five Red Herrings'', there are mentions of several other detective novels. At least two of them are deliberate hints to the solution of the murder: "Sir "[[Creator/FreemanWillsCrofts Sir John Magill's Last Journey" Journey]]" in which [[spoiler:the murderer impersonates his victim to conceal the true time of death]], and "The Two Tickets Puzzle", in which [[spoiler:a vital railway ticket is forged]].
15th Nov '17 1:43:28 AM john_e
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: In ''Busman's Honeymoon'', Lord Peter is told that a 'financial gentleman' has come to call:
-->'''Lord Peter:''' [[GreedyJew Name of Moses?]] \\
'''Bunter:''' [[ThriftyScot Name of MacBride, my lord.]] \\
'''Lord Peter:''' A distinction without a difference.
6th Nov '17 5:20:09 AM theNerdytimes
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The hero of eleven books, a play, and a number of short stories, by Creator/DorothyLSayers, with [[AuthorExistenceFailure three sequels by Jill Paton Walsh]]. Though ostensibly mystery novels, modern readers may see them as more like [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructions of]], parodies of, and occasionally paeans to British culture in [[GenteelInterbellumSetting the Interbellum]], that happen to be about murder.

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The hero of eleven books, a play, and a number of short stories, by Creator/DorothyLSayers, with [[AuthorExistenceFailure three sequels by Jill Paton Walsh]]. Though ostensibly mystery novels, [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece modern readers may see them as more more]] like [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructions of]], parodies of, and occasionally paeans to British culture in [[GenteelInterbellumSetting the Interbellum]], that happen to be about murder.
20th Oct '17 10:46:54 AM MangaShoggoth
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** Played with in ''Gaudy Night'' - when Peter is asked how he would have handled accusing his brother (or sister) of murder, Harriet suggests that the correct ettiquite in a murder mystery is "poison for two in the library".
11th Oct '17 7:24:22 AM john_e
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* SatchelSwitcheroo: In "The Cat in the Bag" a bag containing stolen jewellery accidentally gets swapped with one containing an actress's severed head.
22nd Sep '17 4:52:28 PM john_e
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** The Bright Young Things' party in ''Murder Must Advertise'' has a female dancer who wears a top hat, monocle and patent-leather boots. And nothing else.
18th Sep '17 3:02:10 PM john_e
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* HugeSchoolgirl: Hilary Thorpe

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* HugeSchoolgirl: Hilary ThorpeThorpe, described as "A red-haired girl of fifteen... tall and thin and rather gawky".
18th Sep '17 2:59:32 PM john_e
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* QuicksandSucks: ''Clouds of Witness'' has Peter's Pot, a dangerous bog just outside Farmer Grimethorpe's farm.
16th Sep '17 11:20:10 AM john_e
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* ItIsPronouncedTropay: Lord Peter says that most people with the name "Death" pronounce it to rhyme with "teeth", but he prefers it to rhyme with "breath". The audiobook of ''Lord Peter Views the Body'' [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] and pronounces it with two syllables: "De'ath".
7th Sep '17 11:23:43 PM dmeagher13
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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: How the murder was committed in ''[[spoiler:Strong Poison]]''. The murderer poisons a meal that he and the victim share after he has spent some time building up an immunity to the poison, which allows him to survive while the victim dies, with the added benefit casting suspicion away from him. Notably this is also a case of ScienceMarchesOn, since it is now known that one could not do this with the poison in question--arsenic--without suffering any noticeable ill effects.

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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: How the murder was committed in ''[[spoiler:Strong Poison]]''. The murderer poisons a meal that he and the victim share after he has spent some time building up an immunity to the poison, which allows him to survive while the victim dies, with all the added benefit while casting suspicion away from him. Notably this is also a case of ScienceMarchesOn, since it is now known that one could not do this with the poison in question--arsenic--without suffering any noticeable ill effects.
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