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    A couple of years ago I thought as a gesture to God saying something like “Hey we don’t disagree about everything and anyway what do I know about life” that I would start going to a certain church where the pastor was an ex football star When I say it now it doesn’t sound like a very good idea but I did a lot of things at th

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    Book Review 4 of 5 stars to Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers a strong and talented writer of detective mysteries in their Golden Age of publication This was truly an excellent book Upon finishing my third year at college I'd taken all the reu

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    Published in 1936 this 12th novel in the Lord Peter Wimsey Series is a big story Dorothy L Sayers created an entire women’s colleg

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    I hesitate to call this ‘a Lord Peter book’ Peter is here certainly though in lesser proportion than you might expect considering

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    This year I finally decided to read all of the Lord Peter Wimsey novels I have read the first few many times but for whatever reason I never continued the series I have always heard that “Gaudy Night” was her best novel and so I was really intrigued to read this book and was interested to see how the characte

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    What is the deal with lady detective fiction writers Why create a brilliant memorable central female protagonist totally capable of bringing teh awesome only to undermine her by having her mope around after some overbred aristocratic prat Case in point that whole Havers Linley dynamic would be infinitely healthier had detective Havers given pompous assed golden boy Linley a good kick in the yarbles the very first time he tried to pull the w

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    35 stars for Gaudy Night by Dorothy L SayersThere was much to like about this book Sayers characterisation was as always uite superb She lays a meandering trail of red herrings which she mainly disproves then brings back into the realm of possibility I learnt a lot about Oxford life there is really nothing with which to compare it in NZ and what little I knew of it previously came from MorseBut this seemed to be an ex

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    Oh my GOD Dorothy L Sayers is uite the snob 2011 has been Mystery Year it being when I started officially working as an attorney and having to read just to be entertained and this piece of crap made me want to swear off British whodunits forever Luckily Dame Agatha and Ngaio Marsh still deliver The truth is I like my mysteries to be about murders and this fricking bore was a crappy ¨who sent those ghastly tastleless an

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    This review is for the Ian Carmichael audio version which is excellent I am also reading it at a seperate time in print for our podcast The Literary Life Podcast is a delightful reading of a thoughtful masterful book Perhaps the best Lord Peter Wimsey novel of Dorothy L Sayers although from here on out they are a

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    Gaudy Night is easily my favorite of Dorothy L Sayers's beloved series of Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries It's one of the last in the ser

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D her admiration for Sayers’s work praising her “great fertility of invention ingenuity and wonderful eye for detail” The third Dorothy L Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane Gaudy Night is now back in print with an introduction by E What is the deal with lady detective fiction writers Why create a brilliant memorable central female protagonist totally capable of bringing teh awesome only to undermine her by having her mope around after some overbred aristocratic prat Case in point that whole Havers Linley dynamic would be infinitely healthier had detective Havers given pompous assed golden boy Linley a good kick in the yarbles the very first time he tried to pull the whole tired aristo boy superiority trick to put her in her place Given the choice between Havers and Linley I know who I d want to have my back and it wouldn t be the effete aristocrat no matter how hard Elizabeth George tries to protray him as a sensitive noble brilliant soul But it s Havers I feel sorry for she really deserves betterIf you believe as I do that George s apparent infatuation with her idealized aristocrat

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Gaudy Night

The great Dorothy L Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age and her dashing sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey one of mystery fiction’s most enduring and endearing protagonists Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expresse Published in 1936 this 12th novel in the Lord Peter Wimsey Series is a big story Dorothy L Sayers created an entire women s college called Shrewsbury in the large complex known as Oxford University It is near an associate college called ueen s and also near Balliol College which is where Lord Peter Wimsey attended his university years With Oxford University composed of 38 colleges and 6 Permanent Private Halls it is not difficult to imagine Ms Sayers invention taking its place easily among the othersHarriet Vane is invited to her class reunion known as a Gaudy She has not gone before but decides to do so this time in answer to pleas from some of her former classmates She surprises herself by enjoying the time away from home and renewing relations with various dons Fellows and classmates At the end of Gaudy night she finds an offensive drawing on the grounds of t

free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Dorothy L. Sayers

Lizabeth George herself a crime fiction master Gaudy Night takes Harriet and her paramour Lord Peter to Oxford University Harriet’s alma mater for a reunion only to find themselves the targets of a nightmare of harassment and mysterious murderous threats This review is for the Ian Carmichael audio version which is excellent I am also reading it at a seperate time in print for our podcast The Literary Life Podcast is a delightful reading of a thoughtful masterful book Perhaps the best Lord Peter Wimsey novel of Dorothy L Sayers although from here on out they are all wonderful even the short stories