First book of 2014.
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Perhaps it was Christmas, perhaps it was my own busyness, but I thought Parts I and II dragged a bit. I kept checking page numbers; sighed that part of the mystery was - once again - who the corpse belonged to (I did figure it out before it was revealed); and was wondering about Sayers' story.
Then, the mysteries unraveled and it turned beautiful. My friend pointed out a quote from early in the book that tied the whole thing together, "Where there is a church, there is civilization."
So, after dragging, the final flourish makes me love it.
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