My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Yes. Murder is "unpleasant."
But when Lord Peter is on the case, reading about the unpleasantness is extraordinarily pleasant.
So pleasant, in fact, that I forgot to pay enough attention to be able to pen a thoughtful review.
The mystery is simple, then complicated, then simple, then complicated, then simple. Lord Peter is delightfully whimsical. Parker is doggedly solid. A lovely female sculptress character named Marjorie Phelps make me think of Roderick Allyn and Agatha Troy and even though I know the outline of Lord Peter's love life, I still found myself wishing there could be a dalliance between the two; their conversations were delightful.
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