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Into this fishing and painting community, Lord Peter Wimsey was received on friendly and even affectionate terms.

Dorothy L. Sayers Five Red Herrings FOREWORDTo my friend Joe Dignam, kindliest of landlords Dear Joe, –Here at last is your book about Gatehouse and Kirkcudbright. All the places are real places and all the trains are real trains, and all the landscapes are correct, except that I have run up a few new houses here and there. But you know better than anybody that none of the people are in the least like the real people. Into this fishing and painting community, Lord Peter Wimsey was received on friendly and even affectionate terms.

The Five Red Herrings (also The 5 Red Herrings) is a 1931 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her sixth featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. In the United States it was published in the same year under the title Suspicious Characters

The Five Red Herrings (also The 5 Red Herrings) is a 1931 novel by Dorothy L. In the United States it was published in the same year under the title Suspicious Characters. The novel includes a foreword in the form of a personal letter from the author "To my friend Joe Dignam, kindliest of landlords". The letter starts "Here at last is your book about Gatehouse and Kirkcudbright

Lord Peter Wimsey must ferret out a murderer in a Scottish art colony in this classic tale from Dorothy L. Sayers. If you enjoy working out timetables and poring over train schedules, "Five Red Herrings" is a fascinating mystery

Lord Peter Wimsey must ferret out a murderer in a Scottish art colony in this classic tale from Dorothy L. In the scenic Scottish village of Kirkcudbright, no one is disliked more than the painter Sandy Campbell. When he is found dead at the foot of a cliff, his easel standing above, no one is sorry to see him gone-especially six members of the close-knit Galloway artists' colony. If you enjoy working out timetables and poring over train schedules, "Five Red Herrings" is a fascinating mystery. However, I don't really read Dorothy Sayers' mysteries for the plots, but for the life she breathes into her characters.

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Sayers Dorothy - скачать бесплатно все книги автора Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger . Or murder? Six people did not regret Campbell's deat. ive were red herrings.

Sayers Dorothy - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Книги 1-16 из 16. Busman’s Honeymoon. Жанр: Детективы: прочее. Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall, down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth. But was it an accident? Or murder? Six people did not regret Campbell's deat. Set in the unusual background of an artists' colony in Galloway, in the south of Scotland, the book is one of the best of Dorothy Sayers' murder-mystery novels which made her the leading writer in the detective fiction field. Читать книгу Скачать книгу Отзывы о книге (0). Gaudy Night.

Dorothy L. sayers series: Lord Peter Wimsey. The body was on the pointed rocks alongside the stream. The artist might have fallen from the cliff where he was painting, but there are too many suspicious elements - particularly the medical evidence that proves he'd been dead nearly half a day, though eyewitnesses had seen him alive a scant hour earlier. And then there are the six prime suspects - all of them artists, all of whom wished him dead. Five are red herrings, but one has created a masterpiece of murder that baffles everyone, including Lord Peter Wimsey.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College. Published July 31st 2012 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (first published March 1931). Thriller & Crime Historical Detectives. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Title: The Five Red Herrings Author: Sayers, Dorothy Leigh (1893-1957) .

author of. Strong Poison, Lord Peter Views the Body.

The body was on the pointed rocks alongside the stream. The artist might have fallen from the cliff where he was painting, but there were too many suspicious elements--particularly the medical evidence that proved he'd been dead nearly half a day; though eye-witnesses saw him alive a scant hour earlier. And then there were the six prime suspects-all of them artists, all of them wished him dead. Five were red herrings, but one had created a masterpiece of murder that baffled everyone, including Lord Peter Wimsey.

Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0380424405

ISBN: 0380424401

Author: Dorlothy L. Sayers

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Avon Books (1968)

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Livina
Amazon should be ashamed to offer this version of Clouds of Witness as a Kindle product. I am now reading the Kindle version with a hard copy of the book at my side so I can check to see what has been omitted. Sometimes it is just a couple of words that are missing, with the label of Garbled or Unclear added in the body of Sayers' text. Last night, it was an entire paragraph. I will never buy a Kindle edition again without checking the reviews regarding quality of the digital product. You should withdraw from sale this version of the novel. You should give all your unsuspecting readers a credit for another Kindle purchase.
Livina
Amazon should be ashamed to offer this version of Clouds of Witness as a Kindle product. I am now reading the Kindle version with a hard copy of the book at my side so I can check to see what has been omitted. Sometimes it is just a couple of words that are missing, with the label of Garbled or Unclear added in the body of Sayers' text. Last night, it was an entire paragraph. I will never buy a Kindle edition again without checking the reviews regarding quality of the digital product. You should withdraw from sale this version of the novel. You should give all your unsuspecting readers a credit for another Kindle purchase.
Nuliax
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Nuliax
How does Amazon allow such a poorly transcribed Kindle book to appear for sale after numerous reviewers, non of which I saw before purchase, point out the horrible job someone did transcribing this book to the Kindle format? Other than a money grab by a corporation that doesn't care it is hard to think of a reason, unless it is because (missing). The book is a piece of (garbled) and impossible to follow in this format.
Qusicam
Dorothy Sayers is a consummate stylist; her social commentary and dialogue are delicious. Don't buy this edition, though; as other readers have mentioned, it's so poorly done. Whole passages are garbled, with every other word missing. Here's an example:

"'My lords, it is your happy privilege [missing] his grace the Duke of Denver these [mission] of his exalted rank. When the clerk [missing] address to you severally the solemn [missing] find Gerald, Duke of Denver, [missing] guilty or not guilty of the dreadful [missing] every one of you may, with a confidence [missing] any shadow of doubt, lay his hand....'"

I like guessing games, but this one greatly hampers progress through the book and completely eliminates any enjoyment.
Qusicam
Dorothy Sayers is a consummate stylist; her social commentary and dialogue are delicious. Don't buy this edition, though; as other readers have mentioned, it's so poorly done. Whole passages are garbled, with every other word missing. Here's an example:

"'My lords, it is your happy privilege [missing] his grace the Duke of Denver these [mission] of his exalted rank. When the clerk [missing] address to you severally the solemn [missing] find Gerald, Duke of Denver, [missing] guilty or not guilty of the dreadful [missing] every one of you may, with a confidence [missing] any shadow of doubt, lay his hand....'"

I like guessing games, but this one greatly hampers progress through the book and completely eliminates any enjoyment.
Arakus
I love Lord Peter Wimsey and found 'Cloud of Witness' to be very enjoyable, but this particular copy of the book is absolutely terrible. I'm pretty sure it was printed on someone's home computer - the cover is blurry (it doesn't look that way in the photograph), the text is so small (I honestly got headaches from trying to read it) and there are huge spaces between each paragraph. Also, there is no publisher listed/mentioned anywhere in the book - only says 'made in the USA | Lexington, KY, with a date listed - the date I ordered it. It is obvious someone found the text of this book online, copied and pasted it into a word document, and then printed it off and had it cheaply bound. There are also piles and piles of typos - all symbols in the middle of words. I just want to warn you not to buy this copy of the book! It's a total rip off. I returned mine. This is so disappointing because Sayer's books are becoming harder to find in trade paperbacks, but I would highly recommend finding it used. (I left this same review on 'Whose Body' because I had the same thing happen with that book I ordered, too.)
Arakus
I love Lord Peter Wimsey and found 'Cloud of Witness' to be very enjoyable, but this particular copy of the book is absolutely terrible. I'm pretty sure it was printed on someone's home computer - the cover is blurry (it doesn't look that way in the photograph), the text is so small (I honestly got headaches from trying to read it) and there are huge spaces between each paragraph. Also, there is no publisher listed/mentioned anywhere in the book - only says 'made in the USA | Lexington, KY, with a date listed - the date I ordered it. It is obvious someone found the text of this book online, copied and pasted it into a word document, and then printed it off and had it cheaply bound. There are also piles and piles of typos - all symbols in the middle of words. I just want to warn you not to buy this copy of the book! It's a total rip off. I returned mine. This is so disappointing because Sayer's books are becoming harder to find in trade paperbacks, but I would highly recommend finding it used. (I left this same review on 'Whose Body' because I had the same thing happen with that book I ordered, too.)
Ber
One of the most famous detectives of the British Golden Age of Mystery is not a policeman, but the brother of the (fictitious) Duke of Denver, Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey. He is wealthy enough to do what he wants with his life, and has devoted himself to oenology, bibliophily, and criminology, i.e. wine, antiquarian books, and murderers.

"Five Red Herrings" (1931) follows "Strong Poison" (1931) in the Wimsey series and it is a relief to find that Harriet Vane is absent from this volume, since I have taken a strong dislike to her, but that's about the only positive thing I have to say...Okay, that's an exaggeration. The Scottish scenery is described beautifully, as you might expect in a mystery about a colony of painters.

One of the painters, Sandy Campbell, a bellicose drunkard appears to have fallen off of a cliff and drowned while out painting, but Lord Peter soon determines that the man was murdered. Whoever murdered him also painted the picture that was found at the crime scene, and was clever enough to paint it in the deceased painter's style. That immediately narrows the suspect list down to six other artists in the area, all of whom had a grudge against the surly Campbell.

Lord Peter instantly suspects the painters with the strongest alibis, and he and the police set out to eliminate the 'five red herrings' of the title and unmask Campbell's murderer. Unfortunately, this involves long, boring stretches of sorting through train timetables and figuring out how each of the subjects could get from Point A to Point B without being spotted. Naturally, all of the subjects seem to be lying about something.

If you enjoy working out timetables and poring over train schedules, "Five Red Herrings" is a fascinating mystery. However, I don't really read Dorothy Sayers' mysteries for the plots, but for the life she breathes into her characters. Lord Peter is a real human being with many flaws, including a tendency to revert to Bertie Wooster at his most vacuous. But I think Wimsey (in spite of being born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth) is the most lovable of all the great British Golden Age Detectives.
Ber
One of the most famous detectives of the British Golden Age of Mystery is not a policeman, but the brother of the (fictitious) Duke of Denver, Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey. He is wealthy enough to do what he wants with his life, and has devoted himself to oenology, bibliophily, and criminology, i.e. wine, antiquarian books, and murderers.

"Five Red Herrings" (1931) follows "Strong Poison" (1931) in the Wimsey series and it is a relief to find that Harriet Vane is absent from this volume, since I have taken a strong dislike to her, but that's about the only positive thing I have to say...Okay, that's an exaggeration. The Scottish scenery is described beautifully, as you might expect in a mystery about a colony of painters.

One of the painters, Sandy Campbell, a bellicose drunkard appears to have fallen off of a cliff and drowned while out painting, but Lord Peter soon determines that the man was murdered. Whoever murdered him also painted the picture that was found at the crime scene, and was clever enough to paint it in the deceased painter's style. That immediately narrows the suspect list down to six other artists in the area, all of whom had a grudge against the surly Campbell.

Lord Peter instantly suspects the painters with the strongest alibis, and he and the police set out to eliminate the 'five red herrings' of the title and unmask Campbell's murderer. Unfortunately, this involves long, boring stretches of sorting through train timetables and figuring out how each of the subjects could get from Point A to Point B without being spotted. Naturally, all of the subjects seem to be lying about something.

If you enjoy working out timetables and poring over train schedules, "Five Red Herrings" is a fascinating mystery. However, I don't really read Dorothy Sayers' mysteries for the plots, but for the life she breathes into her characters. Lord Peter is a real human being with many flaws, including a tendency to revert to Bertie Wooster at his most vacuous. But I think Wimsey (in spite of being born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth) is the most lovable of all the great British Golden Age Detectives.
Urtte
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Urtte
Becoming a fan of the Golden age detective fiction, I decided to read Agatha Christie, and the woman who wrote this entertaining series ( Dorothy L Sayers), this being the second book in her well-known Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery series. It is a very entertaining read just like the first, and has a very puzzling whodunit to satisfy my curiosity. The second book begins with a court case narrative, as Lord Peter's brother Gerald (a.k.a. the Duke of Denver) stands trial for the murder of his sister's lover, a war hero named Dennis Catright. Lord Peter side his manservant/sidekick Bunter, and his police officer friend Detective Inspector Charles Parker determine to find the real culprit. The story has a very good puzzle and mysteries, no clues are hidden and all are discovered by the reader at the same time or Peter or his detective friend Inspector Parker find. There are a few twists to revealing who the murderer is, but it is very satisfying. If you like it good mystery, I would encourage check these books out. I have read the first one in the series and now this will be my second book.