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Like several of the other reviewers I believe I know which parts of this novel are by Sayers and which by Jill Paton Walsh. However, we all seem to be thinking of different bits. In any event, to my mind at least, this novel does not stoop to pastiche and the main clue that a modern sensibility has been involved is the fact the Jewish characters, admittedly peripheral, are treated with dignity rather than the casual anti-semitism that mars many of Sayers books. The book could never actually be mistaken for one completed in 1937 by Sayers unless one credits her with psychic powers regarding the forthcoming war and with a very modern interpretation of Edward VIII.
The plot, presumably essentially original, is closest to Five Red Herrings (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) of the previous Wimsey novels, although thankfully much less complicated. I concur that it's not one of her strongest - it's obvious who dun it and the necessary coincidences are a bit far fetched even for the genre - but it is easily good enough. In Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story with Detective Interruptions (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) Sayers had developed a rather prurient interest in the Wimseys' marriage bed and that is carried on here. In fact the continuity over the relatively short period covered by Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsley Mystery (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) and Busman's Honeymoon and the events of this book is strongly maintained.