Recommendation: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers

PTSD and generational tensions regarding war service didn’t start with the Vietnam War. Both are explored in Sayer’s Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers is another delightful Lord Peter Wimsey novel. The discovery of the elderly General Fentiman, dead in his regular chair at the Bellona Club on Armistice Day, plunges the club into ‘unpleasantness’. Lord Peter Wimsey is asked by the relatives to attempt to establish the time of death, as the distribution of the General’s sister’s vast fortune depends on this. The case shows up Lord Peter’s humanity, tests his relationship with Detective Parker and explores some of the emotional and mental effects of WWI, as well as generational attitudes to these at the time.

All sorts of unpleasantness comes to light when an elderly man is found dead in the lounge of his returned servicemens club just after World War 1
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