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The Nine Tailors is a 1934 mystery novel by British writer Dorothy L. Sayers, her ninth featuring sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.


For this novel, Sayers had to learn about change ringing: In it, Lord Peter not only rings one of eight church bells in a record-setting series of sound patterns called "changes". but also uses his knowledge of bell-ringing to solve a 20-year-old mystery, located in the Fens, of a stolen emerald necklace.


The title refers to the nine times a church bell was rung to signal the death of a man in the parish; for a woman it was six times.


The Nine Tailors was adapted for television in 1973 as part of a series starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter.


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AllRefer.com - Dorothy Leigh Sayers (English Literature, 20th Century To The Present, Biography) - Encyclopedia (308 words)
For a time she worked as a copywriter in a London advertising agency : the setting for her Murder Must Advertise (1933).
(1923), which marked the debut of her nobleman-detective, Lord Peter Wimsey; he reappeared in 10 novels including The Nine Tailors (1934) and Gaudy Night (1935).
Her short stories featuring Wimsey were collected in Lord Peter (1972).
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