Old General Fentiman is found dead at the Bellona Clubs fireplace. Everything points to a natural death, but something strikes Lord Peter odd about the body and he starts investigating.
First off all let me say that I enjoyed this entry in the Lord Peter Wimsey series very much. But it took me some time to get used to the style and the seriousness of this book.
The Bellona Club is a club for World War I veterans and nearly all of the characters are affected by memories of the war. Sayer´s portraying these characters and writing about their PTS is the strength of the book, and yet my star rating stems from this as well. This book wasn´t what I expected and it took me quite some time to get comfortable reading it.
However, I´m sure thast upon a reread I will be giving it a higher rating, because the mystery in itself was a good one.
I´ve read this book for the 24 tasks as a book that has veterans in it.