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Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN: 0816167214
Subcategory: Classics
Pages 520 pages
Publisher G K Hall & Co; Large Print edition (June 1, 1979)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 456
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by Dorothy L. Sayers

First published in Great Britain in 1926 by T. Fisher Unwin. The right of Dorothy L. Sayers to be identified as the Author.

First published in Great Britain in 1926 by T. First published in Great Britain in 1970 by New English Library. An imprint of Hodder & Stoughton. An Hachette Livre UK company.

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Dorothy L. Sayers Clouds of Witness The second book in the Peter Wimsey series, 1926BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Communicated by Paul Austin DelagardieWIMSEY, Peter Death Bredon, . born 1890, snd son of Mortimer Gerald Bredon Wimsey, 15th Duke of Denver, and of Honoria Lucasta, daughter of Francis Delagardie of Bellingham Manor, Hants. Educated: Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford (ist class honours, Sch. of Mod. Hist. Читать онлайн Clouds of Witness. The second book in the Peter Wimsey series, 1926. Communicated by Paul Austin Delagardie.

Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. Start reading Clouds of Witness on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The second book in the Peter Wimsey series, 1926. I shall do so with pleasure

The second book in the Peter Wimsey series, 1926. I shall do so with pleasure. To appear publicly in print is every man's ambition, and by acting as a kind of running footman to my nephew's triumph I shall only be showing a modesty suitable to my advanced age.

Clouds of Witness book. Published in 1926, this is a terrific murder mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers. At a hunting house party, Denis Cathcart is discovered dead – shot through the chest and apparently dragged from some bushes some distance away to a spot near the conservatory door.

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Lord Peter must investigate his own family when his brother, The Duke of Denver, is accused of murdering their sister Lady Mary's direputable fiancee, Major Dennis Cathcart. But why are Mary and the Duke so uncooperative? and is Wimsey himself walking into danger? Dorothy L Sayers' mystery with Ian Carmichael. Episode 1 - The Riddlesdale Inquest. Sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey's brother, the Duke of Denver, is arrested for murder. Episode 2 - Mudstains and Bloodstains. With his brother's life at stake, Lord Peter Wimsey faces a murder mystery in Yorkshire.

Lord Peter must solve the case and clear the family name. The Los Angeles Times called Sayers one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century.

Author: Dorothy Sayers. In this classic mystery, murder strikes close to home. Lord Peter Wimsey’s brother is accused of murdering the man who is about to marry their sister. The body has been found at Riddlesdale Lodge, the Wimsey family retreat. Lord Peter must solve the case and clear the family name. First-rate. marvelous reading.

But, Wimsey, what light does it throw on Cathcart's murder? Did this woman-" "I've no time," said Wimsey hurriedly. But I'll be back in a day or two. Meanwhile-" He hunted hastily in the bookshelf, "Read this. He flung the book at his friend and plunged into his bedroom

Rustic old Riddlesdale Lodge was a Wimsey family retreat filled with country pleasures and the thrill of the hunt -- until the game turned up human and quite dead. He lay among the chrysanthemums, wore slippers and a dinner jacket and was Lord Peter's brother-in-law-to-be. His accused murderer was Wimsey's own brother, and if murder set all in the family wasn't enough to boggle the unflappable Lord Wimsey, perhaps a few twists of fate would be -- a mysterious vanishing midnight letter from Egypt...a grieving fiancee with suitcase in hand...and a bullet destined for one very special Wimsey.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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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.
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.