The Nine Tailors Author:Dorothy L Sayers As the bells of an ancient country church toll out the death of an unknown man, gentleman scholar Lord Peter Wimsey is called to one of his most brilliant cases. — The church and bells of the village of Fenchurch St Paul play a leading part in this classic, steeped in the atmosphere of East Anglia, where the wind blows perpetually across a quiltw... more »ork of dike and field, drained by canals and everlastingly menaced by the sea.
It is a fit setting for the tale, which begins with an unknown corpse in a quiet country churchyard and ends with the clashing of the alarm and the roar of unleashed and overriding waters. Through it all, the bells ring out grave and glorious with the great voice of Tailor Paul tolling out the nine tailors - the nine teller-strokes that ring for the death of a man.
"Humor combines with tragedy, and beauty with mystery, to make the Nine Tailors one of Dorthy Sayers's best, and that means one of the best mysteries obtainable in the world today,"-New York Post
"In the realm of mystery stories there are four books which everyone should read. They are The Lodger, Malice Aforethought, Bleak House, and The Nine Tailors. I am not sure that but of all these The Nine Tailors is the best." - Sinclair Lewis« less