Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Review: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

When a venerable member of the Bellona Club is found dead in a wingback chair, Bellona member, Lord Peter Wimsey, is called in to make some discreet inquiries into the time of his death. The inheritance of a large fortune depends on just when the old fellow shuffled off.

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club finds Lord Peter at the top of his game, always urbane and witty as he unravels a series of knotty clues and evaluates myriad suspects. There are many moving parts to the puzzle, but Lord Peter and his technologically savvy butler Bunter never lose their cool, right up to the surprisingly dark ending.


My review of Clouds of Witness is here.

If you would like your review of this or any other of Dorothy L. Sayers book listed here, please leave a comment with a link.


The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, first published in 1928, is Dorothy L. Sayers' fourth book in the Lord Peter Wimsey series. It was one of my Golden Age Girls choices for the Vintage Mystery Challenge, hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block.


  1. The butler is Bunter not Bunty ;)

  2. Doh! I changed it. Thanks for proofreading!

  3. Nice concise review. I don't seem to be able to be concise. I have read all of the Sayers books (and re-read some) years ago, and hope to read some again in the next year.

  4. Great. How about linking in to Books You Loved: October edition? Have a great week!

  5. I too want to say how much I enjoy your concise reviews...just the right amount of information!

  6. TracyK: I have trouble writing long reviews of mysteries because I don't like to give anything away.

    Carole: Thanks for the reminder!

    Encyclomundi: Well, thank you! I have a really difficult time when it comes to series, because reviews get repetitive. What I should really do is do a "review" of the series and then just make notes of which books are which -- "the bathtub one, the one with his brother, the old lady one, the inheritance one" would be the first four Sayers books. :)

  7. Great that you linked in, thanks. have a good one

  8. I like the sounds of this book...thanks.

    Stopping by from Carole's October Books I Loved List.

    Silver's Reviews


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