Saturday, June 17, 2017
CLOUDS OF WITNESS - Dorothy L. Sayers
The victim was engaged to marry Lady Mary Wimsey, Lord Peter's sister. The man accused of murdering him is the Duke of Denver, Lord Peters brother. And his trial - in the House of Lords- is about to begin. The the Duke refuses to help his defence in anyway.
Published in 1926 this story involves the entire Wimsey clan. This is one of the first stories by Sayers and she introduces characters that remain until her last Wimsey book.
When it comes to 'golden age' detective writing Sayers is on a totally different level than most and this was at a time when there are many superb authors writing the genre.
This as normal has great language, the usual strong and interesting female leads and Wimsey doesn't go 'full Bertie Wooster " too often.
This is a very good multi-layered story; you can not go wrong reading anything Dorothy Sayers has ever written.