Top positive review
on 29 October 2017
I read all of the Dorothy L Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey (clever choice of name) decades ago and enjoyed them immensely. One that particularly 'rang a bell' in the intervening years is 'The Nine Tailors'. You don't have to be a campanologist to enjoy this twisting and turning whodunit but you will come out at the end with a bit of knowledge about bell-ringing! One of the delicious things is that we know 'who' killed the villain way before Peter Wimsey who only works it out a few pages before the finish - which gives one (you end up talking in your head like that, don't you know) a lovely feeling of cleverness. It's interesting to note that some of the plot twists in 'Nine Tailors' and one in particular, turn up again and again in modern 'cop shows', especially American ones. No acknowledgement to Dorothy L Sayers, of course. There is one thing that bothers me slightly concerning this digital version though. As digital versions have to be transposed manually from the text version to a digital form such as Mobi or AZW or whatever I think that mistakes are sometimes made. Bits are missed out here and there, bits get confused there and here. I think that there are a couple, at least, of such confusements in this digital version - but it doesn't really spoil the overall fun. Put your fingers in your ears to keep out the noise, and have a jolly good read, old bean!