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Five Red Herrings - Dorothy L. Sayers
Five Red Herrings
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The body was on the pointed rocks alongside the stream. The artist might have fallen from the cliff where he was painting, but there are too many suspicious elements -- particularly the medical evidence that proves he'd been dead nearly half a day, though eyewitnesses had seen him alive a scant... show more
The body was on the pointed rocks alongside the stream. The artist might have fallen from the cliff where he was painting, but there are too many suspicious elements -- particularly the medical evidence that proves he'd been dead nearly half a day, though eyewitnesses had seen him alive a scant hour earlier. And then there are the six prime suspects -- all of them artists, all of whom wished him dead. Five are red herrings, but one has created a masterpiece of murder that baffles everyone, including Lord Peter Wimsey.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780061043635 (006104363X)
ASIN: 006104363X
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey , 2, 10, 12 (#7)
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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...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
2.0
read during my AIG YearsI Remember: surely Sayers can do better... the intriguing mystery gets lost in the unceasingly tedious recounting of all the various permutations of a train schedule... chapter after chapter of train schedules... TRAIN SCHEDULE, TRAIN SCHEDULES, STOP IT ALREADY!... where are ...
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