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Subject: Getting into Dorothy Sayers
Date Posted: 9/14/2008 10:41 AM ET
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I've almost read every Agatha Christie mystery there is (I've exhausted 3 libraries worth of her audiobooks) and I'm looking to start some of Sayers' mysteries.  Can anyone recommend a good one to start with? I've never read any of her books before.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 11:41 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/14/2008 1:36 PM ET
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Not at all, thanks for the tips.  When I like a mystery author I tend to read everything I can get by them.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 3:24 PM ET
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I was going to recommend one - and realized it was by Josephine Tey :) 

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 2:09 PM ET
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One of my favorite Sayers books, which can be read as a standalone, is Clouds of Witness.  The Wimsey short stories are also very good.

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 2:48 PM ET
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If you are fond of Miss Marple,  I would also suggest Patricia Wentworth's "Miss Silver" mysteries about a retired governesss who works as a private detective. Very good books!

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 9:32 PM ET
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And, of course, Josephine Tey! Margery Allingham is another similar style.

Good recommendations on Sayers' order