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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Reading progress update: I've read 129 out of 196 pages.

Murder by Death - Neil Simon, H.R.F. Keating

'Oh, thank you,' Dora answered, radiating charm.  'Thank you –– er?'


'Benson, m'um,' the butler supplied.


'Thank you, Benson.'


'Bensonmum,' the butler corrected her, ... 'My name is Bensonmum. Jamessir Bensonmum.'


'Jamessir?' queried Dick.


'Yes, sir.'


'Jamessir Bensonmum?' Dick asked, hardly able to believe his sophisticated ears.


'Yes, sir,' said Bensonmum,


'How odd, ' Dick said.


'My father's name, sir,' (...)


'What was your father's name?'


'How-ard, sir.  How-ard Bensonmum.'


'Your father was How Odd Bensonmum?' Dick asked, struggling. 


'Well, sir, ' Bensonmum came in quickly, 'I suppose by most standards my father was very odd.'



The dialogue is exact to the movie itself, but reading it, I find I'm getting a joke here and there that I missed watching the film (repeatedly).