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Book Note: Dorothy L. Sayers, In the Teeth of the Evidence

I read this book about 1-Apr-2015. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1939. This note was last modified Sunday, 10-May-2015 18:04:50 PDT.

This is book 14 of the "Lord Peter Wimsey" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


A collection of miscelaneous stories, only two of them actually Lord Peter stories (there are also serveral Montague Egg stories).

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Note that this was published the same year as The Hobbit.

I'm not going to go through and describe everything, but a couple of unusual stories stayed in my mind.

Blood Sacrifice

This is a fascinating story about a playwright who may have killed the producer who made him rich but not literary by messing up a blood transfusion type-match. It's told in first person, but he's not exactly sure even himself whether he did it or not.


A very strange story about a many who may have contracted for a murder, with a group that seems to handle these things routinely, and which actually does handle it. And returns the self-incriminating letter he left them as security. All for what he feels is a reasonable price.


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