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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: From ''A Shot at Goal'': "The haberdasher gets the golfer's trade/By talking not of buttons but of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Braid_(golfer) Braid]]."

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: From ''A Shot at Goal'': "The haberdasher gets the golfer's trade/By talking not of buttons but of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Braid_(golfer) Braid]]."


* ArcWelding: In ''Dirt Cheap'', Mr. Waters is a traveling salesman for Brotherhood, the soft drinks firm last seen when Literature/LordPeterWimsey forgot he was under an alias and pwned the Brotherhood employees' cricket team in ''Murder Must Advertise''.


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* CanonWelding: In ''Dirt Cheap'', Mr. Waters is a traveling salesman for Brotherhood, the soft drinks firm last seen when Literature/LordPeterWimsey forgot he was under an alias and pwned the Brotherhood employees' cricket team in ''Murder Must Advertise''.



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* ArcWelding: In ''Dirt Cheap'', Mr. Waters is a traveling salesman for Brotherhood, the soft drinks firm last seen when Literature/LordPeterWimsey forgot he was under an alias and pwned the Brotherhood employees' cricket team in ''Murder Must Advertise''.


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Montague Egg features in a series of short stories by Creator/DorothyLSayers, better known for her LordPeterWimsey stories. Egg is a {{traveling salesman}} for Plummett & Rose Wines and Spirits, and usually has a couplet from his Salesman's Handbook to cover the situation. He is often embroiled in murder cases.

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Montague Egg features in a series of short stories by Creator/DorothyLSayers, better known for her LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey stories. Egg is a {{traveling salesman}} for Plummett & Rose Wines and Spirits, and usually has a couplet from his Salesman's Handbook to cover the situation. He is often embroiled in murder cases.


Montague Egg features in a series of short stories by DorothyLSayers, better known for her LordPeterWimsey stories. Egg is a {{traveling salesman}} for Plummett & Rose Wines and Spirits, and usually has a couplet from his Salesman's Handbook to cover the situation. He is often embroiled in murder cases.

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Montague Egg features in a series of short stories by DorothyLSayers, Creator/DorothyLSayers, better known for her LordPeterWimsey stories. Egg is a {{traveling salesman}} for Plummett & Rose Wines and Spirits, and usually has a couplet from his Salesman's Handbook to cover the situation. He is often embroiled in murder cases.


* Meaningful Name: Montegue Egg is a 'good egg'; also ''Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz'' means "he who makes haste to the spoils"--a warrior's name [[spoiler: for a cat who fights off the person trying to drown him and finds his way across London back to his home.]]

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* Meaningful Name: Montegue Name:
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''Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz'' means "he who makes haste to the spoils"--a warrior's name [[spoiler: for a cat who fights off the person trying to drown him and finds his way across London back to his home.]]home]].

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* Meaningful Name: Montegue Egg is a 'good egg'; also ''Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz'' means "he who makes haste to the spoils"--a warrior's name [[spoiler: for a cat who fights off the person trying to drown him and finds his way across London back to his home.]]

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Account with rigid honesty/For £. and s. and even d." At the time ''Dirt Cheap'' was published, LSD was a very new chemical synthesis and certainly not a household word.

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* FrightDeathtrap: ''[[spoiler:Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz]]''


* AssholeVictim: ''False Weight''

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* AssholeVictim: ''False Weight''Weight'' is about the murder of a salesman with a SecretOtherFamily in every town he visits.

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* FalseConfession: ''[[spoiler:Murder at Pentecost]]''

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Montague Egg features in a series of short stories by DorothyLSayers, better known for her LordPeterWimsey stories. Egg is a {{traveling salesman}} for Plummett & Rose Wines and Spirits, and usually has a couplet from his Salesman's Handbook to cover the situation. He is often embroiled in murder cases.
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* AssholeVictim: ''False Weight''
* BitterAlmonds: Actually the title of one of his stories, where an elderly man was supposedly poisoned by his nephew after threatening to disown him over his engagement to an actress. [[spoiler:In reality, after the young man had stormed from the table, the "victim" pulled out a bottle of almond liqueur that had sat in his liquor cabinet unopened for twenty years. The small amount of bitter almond oil in the liqueur had risen to the top and concentrated over the years, giving the first glass poured out a lethal dose of cyanide.]]
** This is also a case of RippedFromTheHeadlines - such a liqueur actually did exist and at least one death was attributed to the phenomenon.
* CryingWolf: In one story, the murderer invokes this in order to get off the hook. It doesn't work.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* IHaveManyNames: See SecretOtherFamily, below.
* KickTheDog: ''Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz'' features cruelty to cats.
* OnceAnEpisode: A quote from the Salesman's Handbook.
* SecretOtherFamily: Wagstaffe from ''False Weight'' had married a woman (using various aliases) in every town his rounds took him to.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: A vital clue in ''[[spoiler:A Shot at Goal]]''.
* TravelingSalesman: Monty Egg.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In ''Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz'', [[spoiler:once the ailurophobic old man had his heart attack, the murderers had no further use for the cats. Into the water barrel they went, and only one got away.]]
* YouJustToldMe: [[spoiler:''Sleuths on the Scent'']]
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