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Nine Tailors
Nine Tailors | Dorothy L Sayers
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The nine tellerstokes from the belfry of an ancient country church toll out the death of an unknown man and call the famous Lord Peter Wimsey to one of his most brilliant cases. 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 the critics rate as one of the great masters of the mystery novel.
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BookaholicNatty
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The blog post today from @annebogel aka Modern Mrs Darcy grabbed my attention.It is about mysteries that keep you turning the page and when you get to the revealing part you look back and think, “How in the world did the author do that!”Then you start to see the important clues that you read all along not realizing they were important. I ADORE books like that!She shared 12 books that fit this category and I thought I would share them with you 👇🏾

BookaholicNatty This is the first book on the list! It is said to be one of the greatest detective novels ever written! I‘m anxious to find out. It‘s from a series of detective novels called the Lord Peter Wimsey Series. I hadn‘t ever heard of these before, maybe because they are an older series. Have many of you read this book or are you familiar with this series? 6mo
IndoorDame My parents had a set of those when I was a kid. Old paperbacks from the 70s? maybe? I read a few when I was in middle school. Thanks for reminding me of them - they didn‘t completely capture me then, but that‘s something I‘d LOVE to read now! 6mo
Crazeedi Thank you for increasing my TBR list, isn't die till I'm at least 150, lol 6mo
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mllemay
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I loved this mystery! The writing and the narrative felt surprisingly modern, the mystery was well constructed, and the characters were all interesting and on the right side of quirky. My only issue was with the circumstances that brought about Lord Peter‘s final realization - I found that it was a bit of a convoluted way to get to the resolution. Otherwise, I was utterly delighted by this story and really recommend it.

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mllemay
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Work day is done and I‘m about to start my first book of the year! Keeping my fingers crossed for a better reading year than I had in 2018 (and better year in general, to be honest). If December is any indication, my wish might come true 🤞🏻Now to read or not to read the introduction 🤔 - I‘m always scared of spoilers 😬😬

Slajaunie Sounds like an interesting series. 11mo
mllemay @Slajaunie I‘ve never read anything by her before. Loving the writing style so far 👍🏻 11mo
batsy I love Sayers and haven't read this one! And I know what you mean; where mystery novel intros are concerned, I save them for the end 😅 11mo
mllemay @batsy I don‘t normally read historical mysteries but there was something intriguing about this one. I‘m really enjoying it! 11mo
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saresmoore
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A nice New Year‘s Eve #bookhaul from Old Books on Front Street. Happy 2019 to all in my favorite reading community!

Booksnchill Love Lord Peter and The Nine Tailors! 11mo
saresmoore @Booksnchill I‘m reading my first Sayers now and loving it so much I had to look for more at the bookstore! 11mo
Booksnchill @saresmoore gaudy night is my favorite mystery book- I love it- great adaptation on BBC with Edward Petherbridge 11mo
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saresmoore @Booksnchill Ooh, good to know. Thank you! 11mo
Booksnchill @saresmoore the Harriet Vane‘s are my favorites- Nine Tailors predates Harriet but is my favorite of that set! Happy readings! 11mo
Suet624 Happy New Year to you and your sweet family. 11mo
saresmoore Happy new year, dear Sue! ♥️♥️♥️ 11mo
JennyM Apply new year lovely 😊 11mo
LeahBergen Happy New Year, my friend! 😘😘 11mo
saresmoore @LeahBergen 🥂to 2019, the best year yet! 11mo
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shanaqui
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In some ways I think of this as the best of the series. It certainly has some very memorable moments! It's always a little weird when people you kind of like are truly under suspicion in a book like this, and Peter's struggle with feeling like a cuckoo in the nest because he MUST suspect people he'd like to help is vivid.

imyril Always my favourite, this one 12mo
shanaqui @imyril I think it's mine too. I love Harriet, but this one... I couldn't say quite what it is, but it's so good. 12mo
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IndoorDame
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Not that my tbr shelf has room for anything else, but I just couldn‘t resist the booksale room at the library this morning. At $1-2 a book I wanted twice this many! Planning on reading the tagged book first - a vintage volume of detective short stories seems like just the thing to curl up with over the holiday break.

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Ruthiella
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The only book I could think of in which 🔔 bells 🔔 feature prominently. In fact they help the sleuth solve the mystery! The Nine Tailors are not #jinglebells but church bells which weigh hundreds of pounds.This book is the first mystery to feature Lord Peter Wimsey. Highly recommend for readers interested in Golden Age mysteries. Sayers is one of the best from that era.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🔔🔔🔔 12mo
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vkois88 Pretty! 12mo
Ruthiella @vkois88 Thanks 🙏 12mo
Ruthiella @Centique ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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umbrellagirl
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Spoiler: not actually about tailors 😉

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BarbaraBB
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I am on schedule with the PopSugar Challenge! Here are my choices for a book involving a sport, with lyrics in the title, a gift, involving a heist, about time travel, with a color in the title, the next one in a series and one with an anti hero. Love this challenge!

#Pop18 #PopSugar18

emilyhaldi Nice!! Which one is for the heist?? I think i still need a book for that prompt 🤔 2y
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi The Luminaries. You should read that anyhow if you haven‘t yet. So good! 2y
emilyhaldi Ahhh yes that one is on my list! I‘m a little intimidated after seeing the comments from the readalong a few weeks ago but still intend on giving it a try! 😬 good to know that it works for this prompt! 2y
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BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi No need to be intimidated, it is only the first pages, when 12 men are introduced. Once you know who‘s who, you‘ll fly through! Ask your sister 😀! @Reviewsbylola 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes, I think you‘d like it. @emilyhaldi It‘s very well written. 2y
Billypar I just picked up The Luminaries this weekend- looking forward to it, in spite of the length. 2y
BarbaraBB @Billypar Enjoy! I think you‘ll love it! 2y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Sadly I found this to be the least engrossing Peter Wimsey novel I've read so far. Ian Carmichael's voice is great though!

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BarbaraBB
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The title refers to the nine strokes of a church bell to announce the death of a man. And a man is found dead, in the grave of another in a small English village. Fortunately Lord Peter Wimsley happens to be around and soon he is part of the investigation. A lot is happening, many questions need to be answered. And I learned a lot about ‘change ringing‘, the British art of ringing a set of tuned bells.

#Booked2018 #CozyMystery #1001books #192019

Wilkie Great photo! Is that the Westertoren in the background? 2y
Cinfhen Great photo and sounds like a really good #cozy 👍🏻💚 2y
BarbaraBB @Wilkie Yes it is! It goes well with the bells in the book, I thought 😀 (edited) 2y
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BarbaraBB
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#Riotgrams day 10: #BookAndABeverage

Nothing beats a book and a white Bourgogne on a Saturday afternoon 😍

Starting this oldie, off the shelves of my father. #1001books

Cathythoughts The simple pleasures .... 2y
Hollie Looks lovely. I don‘t have a book but I‘m about to go have a spa day and couples massage with some peach champagne, so my afternoon is looking pretty good! 2y
BarbaraBB @Hollie Wow, that sounds perfect. Enjoy! 2y
Leftcoastzen Love those old clean covers 2y
LeahBergen Pretty edition and pretty wine. 😆😆 2y
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sandra888
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this was my first completed read of 2017. thoroughly enjoyed it. loved the motif of the bells. my favourite Lord Peter Wimsey, just by a smidge over Busman's Honeymoon.