The Nine Tailors
The Nine Tailors is Dorothy L. Sayers's finest mystery, featuring Lord Peter Whimsey, and a classic of the genre.
The nine tellerstrokes from the belfry of an ancient country church toll out the death of an unknown man and call the famous Lord Peter Whimsey to investigate the good and evil that lurks in every person. Steeped in the atmosphere of a quiet parish in the strange, flat fen-country of East Anglia, this is a tale of suspense, character, and mood by an author critics and readers rate as one of the great masters of the mystery novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This was my first Dorothy Sayers novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot was well-constructed and I didn't fully guess all the details of the mystery. Beyond the mystery itself she paints a detailed picture of a 1930s advertising firm and the 1930s drug smuggling world and I learned a bit of history along the way (which of course when she was writing was contemporary). Most delightful, though, is Sayers' writing. Her dialogue is witty and I found myself laughing aloud many times as I read. There were only a handful of sections where it got a big bogged down in more description than seemed necessary (such as the cricket match near the end). The details of the advertising business were frighteningly applicable to today. I enjoyed it so much I moved right on to a second Sayers novel!
Review: The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey #11)User Review - Bill Rogers - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. It is one of the better Lord Peter Wimsey books. As usual, it takes you to a time and place that most readers would find exotic these days; all the more so because it is ... Read full review
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A Full Peal of Grandsire Triples
lord peter is called into
lord peter is taken from lead
lord peter dodges with
tailor paul is called before
monsieur rozier hunts
lord peter is called wrong
A Short Touch of Stedmans Triples
nobby goes in slow
the slow work
the waters are called out
the waters are called home
the bells are rung down
lord peter follows
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