The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 5)

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.

Show sample text content

Download sample