The Nine Tailors
When his sexton finds a corpse in the wrong grave, the rector of Fenchurch St Paul asks Lord Peter Wimsey to find out who the dead man was and how he came to be there. The lore of bell-ringing and a brilliantly-evoked village in the remote fens of East Anglia are the unforgettable background to... show more
When his sexton finds a corpse in the wrong grave, the rector of Fenchurch St Paul asks Lord Peter Wimsey to find out who the dead man was and how he came to be there.
The lore of bell-ringing and a brilliantly-evoked village in the remote fens of East Anglia are the unforgettable background to a story of an old unsolved crime and its violent unravelling twenty years later.
Publish date: 1951
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey (#11)
Toll-toll-toll; and a pause; toll-toll-toll; and a pause; toll-toll-toll; the nine tailors, or teller-strokes, that mark the passing of a man. The year is dead; toll him out with twelve strokes more, one for every passing month. Then silence. Then, from the faint, sweet tubular chimes of the clock o...
I can't say anything to the accuracy of the information of change-ringing, but a lot of effort was clearly put in to research. Unfortunately, I really didn't find any of it all that interesting. The mystery was intriguing and I definitely enjoyed Wimsey's character more in this book than the first o...
This was always one of my favorite Wimseys. I was surprised (and a bit alarmed) to realize how much I had forgotten in the many years since I read it. It took me a disconcertingly long time to remember the crucial point, even though I recalled the final scenes. I reread it for the Dead Writers Socie...
I tried re-reading this one to see if I liked it any better. I didn’t, though possibly for different reasons than when I was younger.
I meant to post this while episode one was still online, oops - it's not, but you should be able to listen to episode 5 if you want to hop in on the last three. The Nine Tailors (link to episode 1 of 8) "Posh sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey probes an unsolved jewel theft and a grave mystery. Dorothy L Sa...
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