Clouds of Witness

by Dorothy L. Sayers | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0061043532 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/25/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
I found this softcover in the Little Free Library on Bedford St. in Concord MA while dropping off some books of my own. As it's one of my favorite Sayers books I nabbed it for another release copy.

Here, Lord Peter - whose reputation as an amateur sleuth has been a growing annoyance to his brother the Duke of Denver - finds himself having to try to solve a murder of which his brother's been accused! Lots of amusing byplay, especially when Peter and his friend Detective Parker are examining the crime scene:

Mr. Parker proudly stepped to a row of wooden frames, carefully covered with matting. Stripping this away, with the air of a bishop unveiling a memorial, he disclosed a V-shaped line of footprints.

“These,” said Parker, “belong to nobody—to nobody I've ever seen or heard of, I mean.”

“Hurray!” said Peter.
“Then downwards from the steep hill's edge
They tracked the footmarks small


(only they're largish).”

“No such luck,” said Parker. “It's more a case of:
“They followed from the earthy bank
Those footsteps one by one,
Into the middle of the plank;
And farther there were none!”


“Great poet, Wordsworth,” said Lord Peter; “how often I've had that feeling."


And there's considerable drama, as when Lord Peter finds himself lost in a treacherous bog. Oh, and some budding romance as well, in a rather unlikely quarter...

[There's a TV Tropes page on the Wimsey books, with some entertaining tidbits. And I enjoyed the 1972 TV adaptation starring Ian Carmichael as Wimsey - though I admit I liked Edward Petherbridge's Wimsey better.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, 22 Prospect St. in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (10/26/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, 22 Prospect St. in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library on this rainy afternoon. Hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2017 TV Series release challenge. ***

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