nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk) wrote,
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nineveh_uk

The valet with a candlestick in the library

I have I my hands a copy of Peter Wimsey Investigates the Late Scholar, by Jill Paton Walsh, the prospect of which I have already discussed. I may or may not be able to read it over the weekend in view of the million and one other things I need to do.

In the interim, I offer:

Poll #1946773 Choose Your Own 1950s Peter Wimsey Adventure

You are the murderer. You choose to murder:

Harriet Vane
0(0.0%)
Harriet Wimsey
3(7.5%)
Random new character (female)
7(17.5%)
Random new character (male)
23(57.5%)
Hope Fanshaw
7(17.5%)

You commit this murder because:

You are afraid of being blackmailed.
11(27.5%)
You are afraid of being murdered.
9(22.5%)
You want the victim's money.
4(10.0%)
You want somebody else's money.
7(17.5%)
You are a nutcase.
9(22.5%)

The 1950s setting is marked by:

The clothes.
7(17.5%)
The international situation.
5(12.5%)
The domestic situation.
6(15.0%)
Whether it's before/after the end of rationing.
16(40.0%)
The space race.
6(15.0%)

You are the detective. You initially suspect:

Harriet Vane
5(12.5%)
Harriet Wimsey
4(10.0%)
Peter Wimsey
9(22.5%)
Mervyn Bunter
19(47.5%)
Hope Fanshaw
3(7.5%)

The murder was committed with:

An obscure poison
7(17.5%)
A blunt instrument
4(10.0%)
An Ikea murder spanner
14(35.0%)
A devilish accomplice
4(10.0%)
It wasn't a murder at all
11(27.5%)

The murderer is finally revealed to be:

Harriet Vane/Wimsey
2(5.0%)
Peter Wimsey
0(0.0%)
Mervyn Bunter
6(15.0%)
The least likely suspect
24(60.0%)
Hope Fanshaw
8(20.0%)

The moral of the story is:

That everything was much better in 1953
8(20.0%)
That everything is much better in 2013
9(22.5%)
That everything is much better in the decadent west
4(10.0%)
That everything is much better in the communist east
3(7.5%)
That you don't care if anything is better as long as you're alright, Jack
16(40.0%)
Tags: books, fandom corrupts the mind, wimseyfic
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