Lord Peter Wimsey marries Harriet Vale (October 8, 1937)

After an interesting courtship, the gentleman-detective in Dorothy Sayer’s mystery novels marries mystery-writer Harriet Vane in the novel Busman’s Honeymoon. Sayers was a member of the Inklings right beside Tolkien and Lewis, but instead of fantasy (and some sci-fi from Lewis) she created mysteries. I often liken her to Agatha Christie in her style and setting, and I find her characters to be well-rounded and her mysteries challenging.

For more on Sayers and Wimsey, try here.

How to Commemorate

  • Start the Wimsey series with Whose Body?
  • Plan out a murder-mystery story.
  • Meet with writers and buy them a drink.

Works Cited

Busman’s Honeymoon

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