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Splendid evocation of the Fens,
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This review is from: The Nine Tailors: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries) (Paperback)
Several years ago, I struggled with Five Red Herrings and never finished it. So, thinking I'd try her oeuvre again, I have just finished The Nine Tailors; may be it is the print size (compared to my copy of Five Red Herrings) because that certainly aids reading but, really, it's more than that. The Nine Tailors is a wonderful evocation of fenland something like ninety years ago when life really was so much simpler. The plot is good and characterisation excellent. Being familiar with some of those massive East Anglian churches, I can vouch for the architectural detail.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2010 09:57:06 BDT
Red Rivere says:
Five Red Herrings has several challenges for modern mystery readers:
1. It focuses on the puzzle. Relentlessly.
2. The puzzles centers on railway timetables, a specialty of Sayers today little read contemporary Freeman Wills Crofts.
3. While there is Scottish local color, there also is Scottish dialect. Heaps and heaps of it. If you're not Scottish this may get tiresome.
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