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Five Red Herrings - Dorothy L. Sayers
Five Red Herrings
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Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall, down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth. But was it an accident - or murder? Six members of the close-knit Galloway artists' colony do not regret Campbell's death. Five of them are red herrings.
Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall, down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth.

But was it an accident - or murder? Six members of the close-knit Galloway artists' colony do not regret Campbell's death.

Five of them are red herrings.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780450012488 (0450012484)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey , 2, 10, 12 (#7)
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 The Five Red Herrings
In the meantime, a constable had rounded up the undertaker, who arrived in great excitement, swallowing the last fragments of his tea. A slight further delay was caused by its occurring to somebody that the Fiscal should be notified. The Fiscal, fortunately enough, happened to be in the town, and jo...
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
2.0 Five Red Herrings
By far the weakest of the otherwise uniformly delightful Wimsey mysteries. This one was overlong and underexciting, with too little of Lord Peter Himself, barely any Bunter or Parker, and nothing at all of my favourites, Harriet and Miss Climpson. If the tragic paucity of everyone good weren't bad e...
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it
2.0 The Five Red Herrings
Ugh. I picked this up because I needed a break from The Singapore Grip and its endless discussions of markets and rubber plantations. I love Lord Peter Wimsy, but there were WAY too many bicycles and train timetables involved and too much indecipherable Scottish dialogue. The chapter where each of t...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
The focus of this novel is on evidence. The collection, examination, and gradual sifting of possible suspects, their means and opportunities. It makes for a spectacular example of how extremely tedious police work can be.Which doesn't say much for it as a reading experience. If you're a devotee o...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Bunter's delivery is compared to [b:The Castle of Otranto|12923|The Castle of Otranto|Horace Walpole|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1166512753s/12923.jpg|46432]. I'm going to have to read that.As a whole, the book is very like a logic puzzle: lots of train tables, and six different suspects, all of wh...
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