The Nine Tailors
Publish date: October 1st 1989
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Pages no: 397
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey (#11)
This was one of the few remaining Whimsey books I had left to read; not being English by birth, and ignorant of the art behind bell ringing, I'd naturally thought this was a mystery about tailors; you know, those that produce clothing. I was set straight a few of years ago, and became determined to...
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.