Clouds of Witness

Clouds of Witness

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by Dorothy L. Sayers
     
 

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ISBN-13:
2940149446797
Publisher:
Open Gate Publishers
Publication date:
06/11/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
705,435
File size:
217 KB

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Clouds of Witness 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 35 reviews.
hereford More than 1 year ago
As a long time Dorothy L. Sayers fan, I was delighted to find Lord Peter Wimsey available on my Nook. I just wish the later ones were there, as well. Clouds of Witness is the second Lord Peter book, which introduces the reader to Peter's family, as he is put in the unenviable position of seeing either his brother or his sister convicted of murder. This book also opens the door for other important people to Peter being charged with the heinous crimes which he and his "sidekick" butler are so adept at unraveling. Sayers is first a notable academic and translator, so her diction and syntax are complex at times; thus, she teaches as well as entertains. Additionally, I've often wished I had taken French rather than Spanish when reading her books, but the Latin roots and cognates usually get me past when mere context clues fail. I cannot recommend strongly enough for the mystery lover to indulge him/herself in all of Dorothy L. Sayers' books. Please, please Nook people--work on getting Gaudy Night and the other later books out in electronic form--my paperbacks are wearing out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sayers' 2nd of the Lord Peter Whimsy stories is a great read. This Nook edition is also easy to read (formatted well), which is an issue I've had with other classics of similar price. If you are a fan of mystery, this book will not disappoint!
JJDTX More than 1 year ago
This was my first introduction to Dorothy Sayers and the world of Lord Peter. I found myself looking for more by this author, and have been hooked ever since.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery
Joanne Eldred More than 1 year ago
readers who enjoy well written british mysteries will enjoy dorothy sayre.the books are set in england after world warone, so readers getsome history also. A very enjoyable read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Acclaimed for his portrayals of Lord Peter Wimsey on BBC, Ian Carmichael is the ideal voice for this story. As the London Daily Express put it he plays Wimsey so perfectly that 'Sayers might have created Wimsey just so Carmichael could portray him.' Dorothy Sayers (1893 - 1957) is surely one of the most popular mystery writers of all time. Today, some years after her death, her stories continue to be widely read. With 'Clouds of Witness' her protagonist Lord Peter Wimsey is called upon to investigate the death of his sister's fiancé. At least it may have been a fragrant departure as the recently murdered was found dead among the chrysanthemums, sartorially perfect in dinner jacket and slippers. Most shocking is the fact that Sir Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver, stands accused. Surely that cannot be so. Sir Peter begins his own investigation in order to save his brother. As is often the case, Sayers creates a surprising courtroom scene and Carmichael reads it with gusto.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 200 page very well-written free English mystery book in the time after WWI with the second son Lord Peter Wimsey and his friend Police Detective Parker needing to prove the innocence of his brother Earl Denver in a murder at his hunting lodge. The narrative and dialog are all dated for that period of England after WW I in the various dialects of the regions. Shock, angst, deception, drama, humor, and mentions of romance. An enjoyable round of mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trifle dated for us today as the accepted mores were different one of the best for pure mystery and construction is whose body peters post war trama at that time was something not usually mentioned
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CDM55 More than 1 year ago
I love Dorothy Sayers and was so happy to see some of her books available in e-format. This is an early Lord Peter Whimsey story with engaging characters and numerous red herrings along the way to the solution. Sayers is such an intelligent writer, so her style is very literate. Some may be put off by her occassional French phrases or historical references, but these books were written years ago and reflect a different era - but the mystery still holds together very well. I learn something new every time I read one, and her story lines always hold my attention. I hope more of the Peter Whimseys get added to the Nook list!
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Vaoldster More than 1 year ago
Readers of Dorothy Sayers mysteries won't want to miss this one--it's one of the classic Lord Peter Wimsey books at a great price on Nook.
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lots of detail and many twists and turns
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