Dorothy L. Sayers paints a perfect picture of murder in this classic The Five Red Herrings (Suspicious Characters Book 6) and millions of other books are. With Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Roy Boutcher, David Rintoul. Solve the mystery with Lord Peter Whimsey, based on the book by Dorothy L Sayers. Dorothy L. Sayers’ Five Red Herrings is the second or third Lord Peter Wimsey novel I read, and the first I owned. I still have my original copy.

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The doctor says Campbell will ha’ been deid at ehrrings six hours when he first saw the body, an’ mair likely twelve or thirteen. Nothing unusual in my making my morning round of the studios, is there? Have a bit of sense. They had met already, saayers Dalziel was prepared for Wimsey’s interest in corpses, however commonplace the circumstances.

But it would have to be, of course, for a day’s fishing, and Jock Graham liked to work by night. Didn’t he do those mural paintings for the town hall at some place or other?

Five Red Herrings, Filleted: A Dorothy L. Sayers Guest Post by A.J. Hall

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Green had herself brought in a pair of kippers for him on Saturday, and he had had the one on Sunday morning and the rer on Monday morning. I am amazed by how cleverly this book fivs written and based on my enjoyment I would recommend this to mystery fans — especially those who have also enjoyed other Golden Age of Mystery writers.

No one needs that much realism in their detective stories.

Sayers that I have read, and it took a long time to get going. Lord Peter Wimsey and the author’s usual pleasant fantasies have retired into the background leaving a “pure-puzzle” book which is disappointing, dry, and dull. I think I know the place. October 11, at 7: Erd was a bitterly unpopular man, and rdd felt that more than people ever realised.


I loved the ending of this book, but the rest of it? He could go up to Glen Trool, but there’s not much point in that; he’d only have to come back the same way.

Taking the Short View

He wiped the cup and turned to leave the studio. IMDb’s Guide to Streaming. Waters was an Englishman of good yeoman stock, and, like all Englishmen, was ready enough to admire and praise all foreigners except dagoes and niggers, but, like all Englishmen, he did not like to hear them praise themselves.

The first thing he heard was a violent squealing of brakes and an angry voice demanding:. I only say it would have looked more natural if we had found the palette beside the body and the knife half-way down the slope. Naturally all is unravelled at the end, as Lord Peter explains his reasoning for his solution to the crime, and the whole series of events is reconstructed.

His long and inquisitive nose seemed to twitch like a rabbit’s as he turned the satchel upside down and shook it, in the vain hope of extracting something more from its depths. This site uses cookies. Incredibly, urgently, desperately important. Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey.

Or possibly he left it lying on the top of the bank, covered with the rug. And it looks as though we really had got on to something. But it is no unthinkable that the felly isna mekkin’ for Larne at a’. But I cannot make a definite pronouncement, you understand, till I have had an autopsy and seen if there is any water in his lungs.

When I’ve seen his stuff. Normally, a book with this many issues would get less than three stars from me, but this is Dorothy Sayers, who can do no wrong in my eyes.

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And Farren, with no more sense or imagination than a bull, must come blundering in, breaking the spell, putting his own foul interpretation on the thing, trampling the lilies in Campbell’s garden of refuge. Then the salmon-nets and the wide semi-circular sweep of the bay, rosy every summer with sea-pinks, purple-brown with the mud of the estuary, majestic with the huge hump of Cairnsmuir rising darkly over Creetown.


Perhaps with reference to her experiment with Five Red HerringsGaudy Night includes a digression on the limits of the pure puzzle format.

Why should he get up and go out early if he wasn’t going to Glasgow? Notify me of new posts via email. He gritted his teeth.

Wimsey waited to see that they required no assistance, and then scrambled up to the top of the bank again. Another patch of grit and tar rewarded him.

He paid particular attention to him because he was a stranger and appeared out of the ordinar’ nairvous and excited. View all 4 comments. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I’m very keen to have a look at it.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. For the record and to jog my future memory as much as anything here were the primary clues I fixed on very early that led me to the right conclusion.

The man, who was very shabbily dressed in an ancient burberry, dilapidated plus-fours, disreputable boots and leggings and a knapsack, waved a hand in violent greeting. Ferguson very well, because he had taken a first-class return to Glasgow, an extravagance somewhat unusual among the artist community.

Peter and his cohorts piece together the last hours before death. That is, there may be. But something in the execution falls a bit flat. How, then, had Ferguson got to the station?