The Nine Tailors

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1934 - Fiction - 331 pages
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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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Review: The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey #11)

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

WHAT A MYSTERY. Ahem. This is a really good one. It's smart, and it never plays to the country-bumpkin stereotype, and it's also weirdly (in a good way) driven by forces beyond the characters' control ... Read full review

Review: The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey #11)

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This one I had trouble getting into because I was confused! See, I thought it was a novel, and then I opened the book and it said, "Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals ... Read full review

Contents

the bells in their
31
A Full Peal of Grandsire Triples
67
lord peter is called into
97
lord peter is taken from lead
128
lord peter dodges with
157
tailor paul is called before
183
monsieur rozier hunts
205
plain hunting
225
lord peter is called wrong
281
A Short Touch of Stedmans Triples
299
nobby goes in slow
309
the slow work
337
the dodging
351
the waters are called out
367
the waters are called home
377
the bells are rung down
393

lord peter follows
243
emily turns bunter from
266

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