The Nine Tailors
While ringing in the New Year, Lord Peter stumbles into an ominous country mystery
Lord Peter Wimsey and his manservant Bunter are halfway across the wild flatlands of East Anglia when they make a wrong turn, straight into a ditch. They scramble over the rough country to the nearest church, where they find hospitality, dinner, and an invitation to go bell-ringing. This ancient art is steeped in mathematical complexities, and tonight the rector and his friends plan to embark on a 9-hour marathon session to welcome the New Year. Lord Peter joins them, taking a step into a society whose cheerful exterior hides a dark, deadly past.
During their stay in this unfamiliar countryside, Lord Peter and Bunter encounter murder, a mutilated corpse, and a decades-old jewel theft for which locals continue to die. In this land where bells toll for the dead, the ancient chimes never seem to stop.
The Nine Tailors is the 11th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
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THE BELLS IN THEIR COURSES
MR GOTOBED IS CALLED WRONG WITH
LORD PETER IS CALLED INTO THE HUNT
LORD PETER IS TAKEN FROM LEAD
LORD PETER DODGES WITH MR BLUNDELL
TAILOR PAUL IS CALLED BEFORE WITH
MONSIEUR ROZIER HUNTS THE TREBLE DOWN
LORD PETER FOLLOWS HIS COURSE BELL
EMILY TURNS BUNTER FROM BEHIND
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