After her acquittal on a murder charge, Harriet embarks on a walking tour of the West Country while working on her new novel. She spots a man lying on a rocky outcropping and tries to warn him that the tide will soon cut him off from the land. Approaching him, she finds his throat has been cut. She cooly collects evidence from the corpse before it is swept out to sea and walks to the nearest village to report the death. She shrewdly also calls the newspaper in order to cash in on the publicity of her discovery. Wimsey and Bunter volunteer their services to help her in her investigation. The dead man turns out to be a gigolo who worked as a professional dancer in aa local seaside resort and was engaged to a wealthy middle-aged widow who is convinced the death is murder and not homicide as the police believe. Written by
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The comment about the year being 1929 is incorrect. In the book the events of Strong Poison happened between December 1929 and January 1930, dealing with a death that happened in June 1929. Have His Carcase, whilst not specifying the year, started on Thurday 18th June. The dates were changed in the TV series so that the weather in which they were filming was suitable for the dates specified. Lord Peter tells us in the 'quarrel' scene that they had known each other eighteen months at this point, meaning that this must be the June in the year following the second trial in Strong Poison. When they changed the dates for the TV series, they correctly changed the date to the 16th October 1930 but rather inexplicably changed the day from Thursday to Wednesday, making the day of the week incorrect for the date of the year. They also overlooked changing the period of time Lord Peter mentions in the quarrel. In the book, they met in December 1929 and have the quarrel in June 1931, a period of eighteen months almost exactly. For the series they moved the events so that they met in June 1929 and have the quarrel in October 1930, a period of only sixteen months. See more
The small amount of whiskey that the reporter pours in Bright's glass does not match the amount that he drinks. See more
What the eye don't see the heart can't grieve for.