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Audible Download Audio Books. Lovers of mystery novels Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I think the setting and characters added a lot to the story. Refresh and try again. The unfolding of this book is a work of genius, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.

Limit the size to characters. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat The writing is energetic and in command of the craft tailods if a showcase of bell ringing. Kate on In conversation with The Book….

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I can recommend Gaudy Night in the quad at Somerville, too! As a child and young teenager, Sayers lived on the southern edge of the Fens at Bluntisham -cum-Earith, where her father was rector.

A few months later the vicar, having learned of Wimsey’s reputation as a sleuth, summons him back to the village to investigate a mysterious body newly discovered in the churchyard, an unknown man secretly buried, who had apparently died about the time of Wimsey’s first visit. It more than just a mere detective story, it is a documentary on a world and village life that has disappeared for good.

Okay, okay, wrong book. Rescued by the Rector, they learn of a mystery involving stolen Emeralds which piques Lord Peter’s interest and sets him on the very convoluted trail of the thief.

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As a novel, however, sauers a great read. In this book, the lesson of the day is the art of bellringing. The whole cast of characters is there, righ I’m having a terrible time writing this review. The science and art of change-ringing are so deeply intriguing. If you acknowledge that sayeers is probably more interesting than it sounds, you will still learn what an understatement that is.

So I read the first “short touch” thinking it was a short story and it was a very odd short story with lots about church bells and no mystery at all! Search Vulpes Libris Search for: Unfortunately, his bout of influenza prevented him from returning, and it was only his delirious talk that lead his brother Jim, a sailor, to discover Deacon’s nin body still tied up in the same place two days later.

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It felt a little slow in places, and because the ‘murdered’ man so patently obviously “deserved” it i. Lord Peter, Bunter and the police components coming in and out have a long road to filling in the picture. While staying with the Reverend, Lord Peter hears of the death of Lady Thorpe and of the theft sayera an emerald necklace some years before, when Mrs Wilbraham was a guest at the wedding of Lady Thorpe and Sir Henry.

The eleventh Lord Peter Wimsey novel sees him and Bunter on their way to spend New Years with friends, when their car funs off the road, into a ditch, in a snowstorm. If you njne like to quote Dorkthy than words, please ask us first via the email address in the Contact details.

Sayers was working in jine London ad agency when she wrote Whose Body and she recreated that world in the book in an absolutely hilarious fashion. There’s not a lot of action and there’s lots of incomprehensible stuff about change ringing and a code that is absurd. The Rector and his wife, Potty Peake, Hezekiah Lavender and Superintendent Blundell are little gems of sharp characterization in few words. Like many books in high school and college, this book suffered from the Required Reading Syndrome.


As usual with Sayers, she makes no explanatory concessions to her less-than-completely-educated readers in this case, mostly Americansso see http: Cranton had also come across Deacon’s body but had fled, saying nothing.

The Fens have great ghost stories.

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It seems to me that Strong Poison opened the floodgates to the writer inhabiting her own work, to the point where she pretty much takes over in Busman’s Honeymoon.

Not only was it a brilliant mystery with lots of surprises, it was also a fascinating piece of literature in other ways. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Let’s say, if you’re not interested in learning a lot of important information about the incredibly archane field of change-ringing, put the book down and back away slowly. A somewhat long and plodding first act, but wow, what a payoff. In their flight, you know there is one thing the Thodays certainly overlooked. Secondly, o [borrowed from the kate] I started to eyeball Kate’s review and I can’t, because I’ll probably just say what she says!

When Sir Henry himself dies the following Easter, his wife’s grave is opened for his burial and a man’s body is found, mutilated beyond recognition.

Big bells, little bells, people who know how to ring bells on a professional level, the politics of bell-ringing, bells who sometimes attack their ringers, endurance tests of bell-ringing, history of bells, bells bells bells, it’s stopped even being a word now and is just a noise.

The word itself is mysterious, and so is its subject. Anne Brooke February 4, Shand considered the means of death to be “Novelist’s licence, I am afraid. Close beneath the tower, the vllage of St Paul lay abandoned, waiting for its fate. The thing I love about Dorothy Sayers, and the reason I now like her more than Agatha Christie, is because I always learn something from her novels.

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