The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 5)
Dorothy L. Sayers
A filthy rich basic dies in his membership, surrounded through fellow veterans—and Lord Peter needs to conflict to resolve the case
Even the Bellona Club’s so much committed participants could by no means name it energetic. Its surroundings is that of a morgue—or, at most sensible, a funeral parlor—and on Armistice Day the gloom is simply heightened. Veterans of the nice warfare assemble on the Bellona to not hash over previous victories, yet to stare into their whiskies and whinge approximately previous accidents, shrinking pensions, and the lingering results of shell surprise. although he acts jolly, Lord Peter Wimsey unearths the vacation grim. And this Armistice Day, demise has come to affix the festivities.
The elderly normal Fentiman—a hero of the Crimean War—expires sitting up in his favourite chair. throughout city, his sister dies at the comparable day, throwing the General’s half-million-pound inheritance into turmoil. because the state celebrates and suspicions run rebel, Lord Peter needs to become aware of what sort of soldier could have the nerve to homicide a basic.
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Lubbock’s research, I suppose?” “Yes. little bit of a startler, isn’t it?” “It’s going to make issues damnably awkward for me, Wimsey. I desire to God you’d given me a touch on the time. the sort of factor by no means as soon as happened to me.” “Why should still it? You have been looking forward to the previous boy to pop off from middle, and he did pop off from middle. no one might be able to blame you.” “Couldn’t they? That’s all you recognize approximately juries. I wouldn’t have had this occur, simply at this second, for a fortune. It couldn’t have selected a.
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Doubted it. “You have been nonetheless engaged while girl Dormer died, I take it?” “As engaged as we ever have been. in fact, he advised me that there has been anything humorous in regards to the physique. He acknowledged you and the Fentimans have been attempting to defraud me of the money. I shouldn’t have minded for myself—it used to be extra money than I must have recognized what to do with. however it may have intended the health center, you see.” “Yes, you may begin respectable health facility with part one million. in order that was once why you shot me out of the house.” He.
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