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Hangman's Holiday: A Collection of Short Mysteries epub

by Dorothy L. Sayers

Hangman's Holiday: A Collection of Short Mysteries epub

ISBN: 0060808373

ISBN13: 978-0060808372

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (January 1987)

Pages: 191 pages

ePUB book: 1104 kb

FB2 book: 1623 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 568

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First published in Great Britain in 1933 by Victor Gollancz Ltd. First published in paperback by New English Library in 1974. An imprint of Hodder and Stoughton. An Hachette Livre UK company. The right of Dorothy L.

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Home Dorothy L. Sayers Hangman's Holiday: A Collection of Short Mysteries. Hangman's Holiday: A Collection of Short Mysteries, . 6. Part of Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers. The Superintendent, murmuring something about routine, took down in a note-book the alleged times of Mr Radcott’s departure and return, and then said: ‘I don’t think I need detain any of you gentlemen further. If we want to see you again, Mr Temple, we will let you know.

Hangman's Holiday book. The Queen’s Square An entertaining Hangman’s Holiday is a collection of short stories and Dorothy L. Sayers’ writing is just as accomplished in this format as it is in her novels. The first 4 short stories feature Lord Peter Wimsey: The Image in the Mirror What happens when a man can’t remember incidents that others claim he is involved in?

by Dorothy L. But if you listen, you may learn something new. ― Dalai Lama. Beyond the civilized world of Harrod's and high tea, there is a darker side to London - a demi-monde of fog-enshrouded midnights and alleys eerily lit by gas lamps, stained with the blood of some of the most unspeakable crimes in history. Educating Your Child In Modern Times: Raising An Intelligent, Sovereign, & Ethical Human Being.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College. I feel sure that I've read some of these short stories before. Some of them are quite good but others seem to have very little substance Читать весь отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing.

Hangman's Holiday: A Collection of Mysteries. by Dorothy L. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Hangman's Holiday" is a collection of short stories. In several short stories, Dorothy L. Sayers narrated several entertaining mysteries. There are twelve mysteries around the twenties and thirties England in this book, each stands alone but has a common feel; they are: "The Image in the Mirror" "The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey" "The Queen's Square" "The Necklace of Pearls" "The Poisoned Dow '08" "Sleuths on the Scent" "Murder in the Morning" "One too Many" "Murder at Pentecost".

This sumptuous feast of cases, starring Lord Peter Wimsey and delightful working-class sleuth Montague Egg, includes a vintage case of wine poisoning, a case of double identity, the incredible elopement of Lord Peter with a lively woman-turned-zombie, and a horrid incident of feline assassination.
Since I adore all of Dorothy L. Sayers' Wimsey stories, this is an auto-five star for me, but the new digital releases from Open Road Media deserve the rating as well. The transfers are clean, crisp and not riddled with typos -- and the cover design for the series works very well.

If you're looking to introduce someone to Lord Peter or perhaps dip your toe in yourself, this is a place to start. These are a dozen short stories -- four featuring Lord Peter, six with Montague Egg, her other detective, and two stand-alones without either detective. Don't try to solve the mystery -- Sayers doesn't necessarily play fair with her clues in this format -- but enjoy the writing style that is very much tied to its time and place, where how the characters present themselves is a major part of the fun.
Pretty good collection of stories - some Lord Peter Wimsey, some Montague Egg, and some standalones. They're a little more digestible than some of the novels, with the Montague Egg ones starting out light and taking darker turns.

Only warning is that if you already have A Treasury of Sayers Stories, don't buy this - stories are repeated.

If you don't own that one, however, and like Sayers - don't pass this up.
Lord Peter Wimsey uses deduction and tricks to figure out each case. I love this series. He keeps his ideas to himself until he has worked it out in his mind. He has his houseman and can use his clout with the police to help him.He's brilliant and has his own ideas of justice. I always enjoy reading figuring right along with Peter.
After a 30-some year break, I've gone back to re-read all the Sayers' Whimsey novels straight through. They are still fun as period pieces, but in terms of character evolution are much more complex and subtle than I remembered. I have enjoyed how Sayers, in the 1920s, sorts out relationships between the sexes and deals with changing class relationships in England in that time. Her prose is also a delight.
I thought I'd read all of the Sayers books, but not so. A delightful find and a wonderful read!
Enjoyed getting to know other Sayer's characters besides Lord Peter Wimsey: i.e. Montague Egg. Sayers comments on business sales is priceless. It reminds me of the text book of Gregg's Shorthand used in government schools at one time.
While Dorothy Sayers is a top notch writer over all, no doubt about that, these short stories don't allow for much character development and are by their nature rather rushed through.

This was not my main complaint however, but rather the title states "(Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)" when it was not one mystery at all but a mishmash of sketchy short stories, most of which don't even feature Wimsey at all.

This is considerable misrepresentation in my view, and had I realised the true content, I wouldn't have bought this particular title.
All of her work is so well put together! I wish there was more of it to access.