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The Nine Tailors

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957)

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Title:The Nine Tailors
Author:
Sayers, Dorothy L.   
(14 of 24 for author by title)
The Song of Roland--a new translation
Murder Must Advertise
Published:   1934
Publisher:Victor Gollancz Ltd.
Tags:crime, fiction, Lord Peter Wimsey (Fictional character), mystery
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Set in the remote village of Fenchurch St. Paul, this 1934 mystery involves an unknown body, which has been disfigured and mysteriously buried in the same grave as a local woman, shortly after the New Year. Many years before, a magnificent necklace of emeralds was stolen here, though it was never found. Two men and a local woman were implicated in the theft, and both men served time in prison. Now the unknown body, the fate of the two men involved in the theft of the emeralds, the whereabouts of the necklace, and the involvement of seemingly upright citizens of Fenchurch St. Paul are all under investigation.

Lord Peter Wimsey, accompanied by his "man" Bunter, becomes involved in the investigation when their car runs off the road on a snowy New Year's Eve. Lord Peter ultimately agrees to substitute for an indisposed bell-ringer when the rector attempts to set a record of more than 18,000 rings in nine hours as a New Year's Eve celebration. The bells are an integral part of the myster [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Sayers, Dorothy L.

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Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was an English writer and playwright. She is best known for her crime fiction but also for her popular plays. Born in Oxford to a family involved in education, she excelled as a student herself and graduated with honours. Eschewing the academic life she moved to London in 1922 where she worked for a book publisher as a copywriter.

She published her first book in 1923, Whose Body, which featured one of her favorite literary characters - amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey. Many of her books were based on this character and her carefully researched plots proved very popular with her fans. In 1935 she wrote, Gaudy Night, which culminated the career of Wimsey and proved to be one her most popular novels. It was at this time that a friend persuaded her to adapt the novel as a play called Busman's Honeymoon. Her success with the endeavour led her to start writing plays and she produced eight more in the next 15 years. She also developed an interest in ancient Italian literature and translated Dante's Divine Comedy accompanied by clear and concise annotation. Unfortunately her writing career was cut short unexpectedly in 1957 when she died of a sudden heart attack. (Dorothy L Sayers Society)

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