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Clouds of Witness
Clouds of Witness | Dorothy L. Sayers
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When blood stains his family name, Lord Peter fights to save what he holds most dear After 3 months in Corsica, Lord Peter Wimsey has begun to forget that the gray, dangerous moors of England ever existed. But traveling through Paris, he receives a shock that jolts him back to reality. He sees it in the headlines splashed across every English paperhis brother Gerald has been arrested for murder. The trouble began at the family estate in Yorkshire, where Gerald was hunting with the man soon to be his brother-in-law, Captain Denis Cathcart. One night, Gerald confronts Cathcart with allegations about his unsavory past, leading the captain to call off the wedding. Just a few hours later, Cathcart is dead, with Gerald presumed to be the only person who could have fired the fatal shot. The clock is ticking, and only Englands premier sleuth can get to the bottom of this murky mystery. Clouds of Witness is the 2nd book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
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Lucy_Anywhere
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I hit 1000 Litfluence! Thanks, Littens!

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🥳🎉👏🏻 2mo
Connster Yay! 🎉🎊🎈 2mo
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shanaqui
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#bookblanket starting to look quite good, if I do say so myself. There's actually a whole new row worth to make and add. I've been reading fast!

Right now I happen to be reading Clouds of Witness at the same time as watching the Ian Carmichael tv dramatisation (while crocheting to catch up on this!). Wish we could put Carmichael's voice on Petherbridge's appearance - though Petherbridge is really no slouch as Peter, I just heard Carmichael first.

Hooked_on_books Wow, that looks great! 8mo
rretzler Very nice. I‘m more of a knitter myself, never could seem to remember how to crochet from one project to the next. 😝 Big Fan of Dorothy L Sayers and Lord Peter! Enjoy. 8mo
shanaqui @Hooked_on_books Thank you! 8mo
shanaqui @rretzler Agreed! I've read and reread the books a bunch of times, listened to the radioplays quite a few times, and seen the Petherbridge adaptations at least twice. The only thing new to me is the Ian Carmichael tv series! Even that's familiar enough from the books that crocheting while half watching it works, haha. 8mo
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rabbitprincess
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This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed Peter and Parker's relationship and their ability to work together. I also liked how Sayers crafted dialogue to evoke French while still writing in English.

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shanaqui
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Having a Brexit related panic attack, so wrapping up in a duvet and hanging out with these guys.

(The bald hippo is Helen; she's been with me since I was 2 days old. The whale and octopus are Æthelbert and Sashimi, respectively; they're my wife's teddies. She never liked teddies before me but now she has a family of octopuses: Sushi, Takoyaki, Calamari and Sashimi. They're all excellent cuddlers and book holders. It's all my doing, she says.)

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rabbitprincess
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"These," said Parker, "belong to nobody--to nobody I've ever seen or heard of, I mean."
"Hurray!" said Peter.

I don't know why that "Hurray!" cracks me up so much, but it does ?

shanaqui I do love their whole friendship. I like the ditch Peter "proceeds to fall into", too. Ugh, now I want to reread. Again. 9mo
rabbitprincess @shanaqui I was grinning a fair bit throughout the book 😄 9mo
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Sarah83
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Mehso-so

The second part of this series was quite nice, but not as good as the first one. I really liked the twist in the end and the whole idea behind it, but the story telling didn't get me this time. Hope the next one will be better. 🌞👍

saresmoore I‘m reading this right now. It‘s not great, but I‘m still enjoying Peter Wimsey. 9mo
Verity It‘s not my favourite of the series - in fact it‘s one of the ones I revisit least - but it does set up a few things for the future 😉 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm This was a so-so for me too. Wimsey is always fun though. 9mo
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Sarah83 @saresmoore @erzascarletbookgasm @Verity so happy that I am not the only one thinking like that 😍 9mo
Gissy But I like that ☕️and picture looks so attractive for readers. 9mo
Verity @Sarah83 there‘s no beating the Peter and Harriet books and Murder Must advertise imho. Just perfect all of them. 9mo
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Liriope
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I chose this book, starting my first attempt at reading challenges. For my #popsugarreadingchallenge2019 (prompt: a book featuring an amateur detective) and #pwowreadingchallenge19 (prompt: a book I got as a gift).

It is vaguely entertaining. The plot is absurd at times, the characters were annoying and entitled. The best part was the interrogation in Court, but I couldn't wait to finish this. A book I'll be donating to someone else who wants it.

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Liriope
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This book is taking me forever. I'm hoping to finish it soon so I can start another one.

#currentlyreading #reading #bibliophile #notintoit #cloudsofwitness #ogatodediamantes #dorothylsayers #colecaovampiro #mistery #detective

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Liriope
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BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 10mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 10mo
Liriope @BookwormAHN Thanks! 10mo
Liriope @Crazeedi Thank you! 10mo
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thea-block
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Loved this second installment of the Lord Peter Wimsey series. A lot less about Peter and a lot more about his family in this one. Enjoyed the many plot points, red herrings, and “clouds of witnesses.” A great gilded age mystery series, if you‘re into them!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt4 Another beautiful cover on another Lord Peter Whimsey novel. Even the spines are pretty, they‘re gonna look great when I have the whole series lined up on my shelf. The Duke Of Denver is on trial for the murder of his sisters fiancee. He also happens to be Whimseys brother but he‘s not talking to anyone. Is he guilty? Or covering up for someone.

Lynnsoprano My first Lord Peter. Love these books. 11mo
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Read66
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It has been a long time since I have read this series/author. This particular story wasn‘t bad but not as enjoyable as other Golden Age mysteries I have read.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Mehso-so

The second book in the Lord Peter Wimsey series, but I didn‘t like it as much as the first book. Wimsey is the usual dapper and devilishly clever. Witty dialogues and the trial scenes in the House of Lords are really good but other than that, it was rather meh - the last scene or the ending especially.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Paperback books by this author are not frequent to come across. I need to find the rest in the series.
#HeyJune #paperbackwriter

batsy 😍 1y
kspenmoll Great series! 1y
Cinfhen Will keep my eyes open for this author 1y
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Mdargusch I‘m intrigued. I‘m going to check out this series! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm @cinfhen @Mdargusch if you like Golden Age detective novels, this author comes highly recommended 🙂 1y
Crazeedi Shes a great author 1y
Weaponxgirl I'll keep an eye open from now on 1y
writerlibrarian My favourite edition of Sayers is the nel one. Gorgeous covers. 1y
writerlibrarian @Cinfhen She's really really good. I have three left to read and I've been stalling for years because there won't any left after. 😪😿 1y
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Verity
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Fouled have a handy series list on the shelf next to the Peter Wimseys. What a fab idea for those of us who like to read in order!

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zsuzsanna_reads
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Panpan

I am not a huge fan of Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey series at the best of times, but this one was positively slapdash. To be honest, I'm surprised I finished it.

Biggest plothole: Wimsey recovering from a gunshot wound - possibly a broken collarbone - overnight. Seriously?

zsuzsanna_reads Also, why are my images becoming blurry again? 2y
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shanaqui
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Another old favourite to beguile my insomnia -- and celebrate my exams being over. May have giggled too loudly at the end -- made both the wife and the bunnies stir.

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Jess_Read_This
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?"I didn't mind thinking you were a murderer," said Lady Mary spitefully, "but I do mind you being such an ass."

?Kitty Cat on this gorgeous spine for a #CatsInTheCradle nod for #RockinMay.

#WhoDunnit #Mystery #LordPeter #Classic #DorothySayers

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Haha these books are so funny. 3y
BethFishReads I 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕these books 3y
batsy ❤️ the Peter Wimsey mysteries 3y
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Cinfhen Nice 😺😻 3y
Jess_Read_This @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian She always cracks me up! 3y
Jess_Read_This @BethFishReads ❤️❤️❤️Me too! 3y
Jess_Read_This @batsy So do I! I'm never disappointed while reading them! 3y
Jess_Read_This @Cinfhen Thank you! ❤️ 3y
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Moray_Reads
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I'm playing catch up on #feistyfeb again! I don't often need a #palatecleaser but when I do it's usually Dorothy L. Sayers or #discworld

saresmoore Yes and amen. 3y
gossamerchild Omg, those books 😍 3y
Moray_Reads @gossamerchild aren't they gorgeous? I'm slowly collecting them 3y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Another delightful cozy British mystery audiobook by the master Dorothy L Sayers. This is only the second book in the series and I've already read some of the later ones, so it was nice to go back and see the seeds of the characters' changing relationships in this book. Not sure what is going on with the cover illustration; it's supposed to be a bog in Yorkshire Wimsey falls into, not a pit of lava. #Audiobooks

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missjenniferlowe
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Listening to a great classic mystery with my reading partner, getting my hygge on!

Suzze Cute! What's your kitty's name? 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 3y
missjenniferlowe @Suzze Her name is Valentine! 🐱😊 3y
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Faibka So adorable! 😻 3y
missjenniferlowe @Suzze @Faibka Thank you! She's the best! 3y
rubyslippersreads Valentine is just darling. 😺💕 3y
Bette ❤️🐱👍 3y
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Genrebending
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All I want to do in this weather is sit with a blanket and bourbon and read mysteries or horror. Hence this stack for #HelloOctober readathon. It's also the start of #inktober, so I'll be doing some art and posting it on Instagram.

Liberty 🤘🏻🤘🏻 3y
balletbookworm I misread that as "basket of bourbon" at first and thought that would be awesome (a blanket and bourbon is also fine ?) 3y
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Kmmsellers
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Amazon has all of the Lord Peter Whimsey books on sale for $1.99 today. They are delightful mysteries!

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Ms.Story
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Quick, entertaining detective read...I wish I had discovered Sayers earlier!

SusanInTiburon I read Gaudy Night in high school - until then I knew only Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and John D. McDonald (from the paperback shelf of the summer cabin we rented annually). I was blown away, and have been trying to recreate that peak experience for 40 years. ❤️❤️Sayers❤️❤️ 4y
Ms.Story @Susanintiburon I'm going to have to seek out Stout & McDonald -- haven't heard of them before!!! I love discovering new authors & series! I know I will be reading a ton more of Sayers 😄 4y
SusanInTiburon @Brittany's Bookshelf they're oldies but goodies. I see you like Robert Galbraith/JKR: me too. Have you tried Louise Penny? That's a really fun and well-written series. Not too light, not too dark. 4y
Ms.Story @Susanintiburon I actually learned of Louise Penny on Goodreads but haven't gotten a chance to read one of hers yet! She's definitely on my TBR list 😊 4y
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