The Nine Tailors
The Nine Tailors is Dorothy L. Sayers's finest mystery, featuring Lord Peter Whimsey, and a classic of the genre. The nine tellerstrokes from the belfry of an ancient country church toll out the death of an unknown man and call the famous Lord Peter Whimsey to investigate the good and evil that... show more
The Nine Tailors is Dorothy L. Sayers's finest mystery, featuring Lord Peter Whimsey, and a classic of the genre. The nine tellerstrokes from the belfry of an ancient country church toll out the death of an unknown man and call the famous Lord Peter Whimsey to investigate the good and evil that lurks in every person. Steeped in the atmosphere of a quiet parish in the strange, flat fen-country of East Anglia, this is a tale of suspense, character, and mood by an author critics and readers rate as one of the great masters of the mystery novel.
Publish date: September 28th 1966
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.