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)
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...