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Subject: Has anyone read Dorothy Sayers?
Date Posted: 2/18/2012 7:04 PM ET
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I'm a big Agatha Christie fan and I'm trying to find similar types of mysteries.  I've heard about Dorothy Sayers but I haven't read anything yet by her.  Any other suggestions or recommendations?  Thanks in advance.

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Date Posted: 2/18/2012 7:32 PM ET
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I love Agatha Christie as well and just read a book by Phoebe Atwood Taylor and loved it. To me, could be the writing of the time, it reminded me of Christie's writing. Someone had recommended Ngaio Marsh when I asked the same question a few years ago, but I didnt care for her books. I have some Dorothy Sayers on my TBR, but havent read them yet. Here is a link on Stop Your Killing Me for Christie read alikes.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/ReadAlikes/AuthorReadAlikes.html

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 9:09 PM ET
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I love Dorothy Sayers but I don't see her as being similar to Agatha Christie.  You try one, maybe Nine Tailors or Murder Must Advertise and see what you think. 

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 9:27 PM ET
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I also love Dorothy Sayers as well.  Just as another opinion, I liked Ngaio Marsh's books and have read all of them.  She has been compared to Agatha Christie.  You have the same main characters in each of the novels.  There are alot of them.  They can be read out of sequence, but relationships do develop as you read them in order. 

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 10:11 PM ET
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I read LOTS of Dorothy L. Sayers years and years ago and loved them. Had a huge crush on Lord Peter Wimsey at the tender age of 14.

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 9:12 PM ET
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Oh, yes, I've read them all.  I would start in order with Whose Body.  It's my not my favorite but it's still a lot of fun and it introduces Lord Peter and several other important characters.  I absolutely prefer Sayers to Christie.  Another author I think you would enjoy is Margery Allingham.  She wrote a series featuring the character Albert Campian as her sleuth and if possible, I think I love him even more than Lord Peter!  Happy reading! 



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