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The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers

(Hodder 2003, originally published 1934) The Nine Tailors is, arguably, Sayers’ best detective novel. It doesn’t sprawl, like Gaudy Night, and, although concerned with a dead body and how it got that way, is also concerned with family, personal honour … Continue reading

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Unnatural Death – Dorothy L. Sayers

(Hodder e-book 2003, originally published 1927) Lord Peter Wimsey has, by the time this book opens, already gained a reputation as an amateur sleuth – two characters each refer to events following on from Whose Body? and Clouds of Witness. … Continue reading

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Five Red Herrings – Dorothy L. Sayers

(Hodder e-book 2003, originally published 1931) Although this book – one of the series of detective novels featuring Lord Peter Wimsey – was written after Strong Poison, this book does not feature Harriet Vane at all, nor is she mentioned. … Continue reading

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Whose Body? – Dorothy L. Sayers

(Rising Star Visionary Press e-book, originally published in 1923) Whose Body? is the first of Sayers’ detective novels to feature Lord Peter Wimsey, gentleman sleuth. When we first encounter him he is about to go to a sale of Lord … Continue reading

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Have His Carcase – Dorothy L. Sayers

(Hodder & Stoughton 2003, originally published 1932) Harriet Vane, acquitted at a second trial of murdering her lover Philip Boyes (the story told in Strong Poison), is on a walking holiday in the south-west of England. She is a detective … Continue reading

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