Funny / Lord Peter Wimsey

  • The Dowager Duchess' letter in the beginning of A Presumption of Death.
  • In The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey, the Magician (aka Lord Peter) draws on all the Greek and Roman literature he remembers for fake incantations.
  • In Busman's Honeymoon, Harriet jokes that she wished she'd married Bunter. Peter's response:
    "Bride's wedding night confession! Titled clubman slays valet and self!"
  • In Clouds of Witness, Parker, having kinda maybe fallen half-asleep while waiting for Lord Peter, has what he thinks is a Eureka Moment, prompting him to say aloud, "The glass-blower's cat is bompstable." Naturally, this Waking Non Sequitur comes after Peter arrives so he can tease him about it.
  • During the wedding reception in Busman's Honeymoon, the swarming reporters are locked in a side room and told "his Lordship will see [them] shortly." Then, after a short interval, his Lordship arrives: Lord Wellwater of the Foreign Office, who forces them to listen to a long lecture on the international situation while Peter and Harriet slip out the back.