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.
Topics: England, Small Town, Death, Theft, Family, Murder, London, Secrets, Suspenseful, Private Investigators, Female Author, Rituals, British Author, 20th Century, Blackmail, Nobility, Third Person Narration, Tense, 1930s, Secret Codes, and Series
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The mystery itself, I figured out relatively fast, by leaps of intuition rather than attention to detail. I knew that the bells had to have something to do with it beyond the obvious, and I knew that it was just too good to be true that Deacon had died and was so well out of the way.
This one has Lord Peter and Bunter, and even a spot of Parker, but no Lady Mary, and no Harriet Vane. Sigh.
I swear the surname 'Gotobed' pops up everywhere in detective novels and never anywhere else...more
Definitely figured out the ending as soon as we got the requisite information, yet our detective was still confused; I shake my head at you, Peter Wimsey.more