History Literature / LordPeterWimsey

22nd Apr '18 12:35:22 PM BobTanaka
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: A variation occurs in ''Strong Poison.'' Though it isn't considered real evidence, the discovery of the lengths [[spoiler: Norman Urquhart]] went to avoid any possible opportunity to poison the victim is what convinces Parker of his guilt.
11th Apr '18 2:28:45 PM ReaderAt2046
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** The {{Inverted}} version shows up in ''The Five Red Herrings''. Gowan has a particularly impressive beard, and when it gets shaved off he becomes completely unrecognizable, even to someone who knows him well and is specifically looking for him.
3rd Apr '18 2:35:27 PM roxana
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** Also true of the staff of Pym's Publicity. Some of them have worked there for years but it's still 'Mr.' this and 'Miss' that.
3rd Apr '18 2:28:53 PM roxana
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* HookedUpAfterwards: ''Unpleasantness'' ends with Robert Fentiman taking Ann Dorland out to a show.

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* HookedUpAfterwards: ''Unpleasantness'' ends with Robert Fentiman taking Ann Dorland out to a show. Totally un-coincidently he is exactly the kind of man Lord Peter predicted would like Anne very much and take a sincere pride in her intellectual superiority having no pretensions himself in that area.
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.
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