The Nine Tailors

The Nine Tailors

Book - 1962
Average Rating:
Rate this:

The Nine Tailors is Dorothy L. Sayers's finest mystery, featuring Lord Peter Whimsey, and a classic of the genre.

The nine tellerstrokes from the belfry of an ancient country church toll out the death of an unknown man and call the famous Lord Peter Whimsey to investigate the good and evil that lurks in every person. Steeped in the atmosphere of a quiet parish in the strange, flat fen-country of East Anglia, this is a tale of suspense, character, and mood by an author critics and readers rate as one of the great masters of the mystery novel.

Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace, c1962
ISBN: 9780156658997
Branch Call Number: SAYERS D
PR6037.A95 N54 1962x
Characteristics: ix, 397 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 27, 2010

Set in East Anglia - a very atmospheric mystery that kept me in suspense until the very end. A lot of information about the ringing of bells made the first part of the book a bit difficult to get into, but then the story took off. This title is on the list of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die.

Apr 30, 2009

In this excellent mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers, that doyen of British mystery, Whimsey''s clever acumen is put to the test when he solves an old burglary involving an emerald necklace and an assortment of quirky villagers. So basically an English mystery! And to add to the mix is a wonderful depiction of bell ringing techniques, called changes, that boggle the mind. But don''t seem to bother Whimsey one bit as he joins in the Christmas bell ringing. So settle down for a long lovely wintery read that will keep your interest until the last peal, er, page.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at NSLibrary

To Top