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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Reading progress update: I've read 62 out of 237 pages.

The Nine Tailors - Dorothy L. Sayers

If blopoly was paid out based on text size, this little 237 page mystery would be a $5 read. Good thing I'm near-sighted.

 

I haven't yet broken down and googled the bell ringing terminology, but I'm near breaking point; I just breaking my reading rhythm.

 

The dead body has just now been found, with the Reverend just sitting down to write a letter we all know is to Lord Peter Whimsey to come and save the day.

 

I love how the passage of time does not have to be forensically accounted for to readers of classic crime, and does anybody do dialogue, especially hilarious and realistic patter, better than Sayers?  I'm feeling arrogant, so I'm going to say not.  She was a master at the pattering monologues that sustain themselves, and amuse the reader, long after mere mortal writers would have floundered.