This is the third Lord Peter Wimsey book in the series and the third one I've read (I like to read a series in order if possible). I've liked them all so far, including this one. The plot was good and the characters are always great, which is the main reason I read them, since I never really considered myself much of a mystery fan. The mystery in this book was whether an old woman died from natural causes or murder, and if it was murder, how. A delightful new character was introduced into the series: Miss Climpson, a genteel spinster who was hired by Lord Peter to investigate for him. I was uncomfortable reading the sections about one of the characters, who was black, because of the racism, so I kept reminding myself that Dorothy L. Sayers was a product of her time (1927). I read this book for the following category for Back to the Classics 2016 Reading Challenge:
3. A classic by a woman author.
I rate it 3 out of 5 (it would have been 4 out of 5 if it hadn't been for the racism).
I actually managed to complete several digital scrapbook layouts over the last month or so. I'm pretty far behind, so the pictures of New England are from the fall of 2013. Pictures of our grandson are from summer and Christmas, 2015.
"Portland Head Light, in Maine, is the only lighthouse we were able to
tour, due to the Federal Government shut down that began the day we
arrived in Providence, RI (10/1/13). The other two lighthouses pictured
are in Massachussetts."
"We drove through New Hampshire to Vermont on the Kancamagus Highway in
the rain. The fall color was outstanding. We found a little cafe that
served locally grown apples and apple cider for lunch."
Our 19 month old
grandson came to visit in the summer of 2015 (with his parents, of
course). We took him fishing, and he caught his first fish (with just a
little help from his Grampa).
Journaling reads, "Brian, Jessica and Eli arrived about 4:00 on 12/24/15, in time for Eli to help plant his Christmas tree, a Bosnian Pine."
Journaling reads, "Eli had as much fun helping everyone else open presents as he did opening his own."