2008: 79. In The Teeth Of The Evidence

“Well, old son,” said Mr. Lamplough, “and what can we do for you today?”

“Oh some of your whizz-bang business, I suppose,” said Lord Peter Wimsey”

First Line of “In The Teeth of Evidence”

In The Teeth Of The Evidence and Other Mysteries, Dorothy L. Sayers

Last Sayers for a while, a collection of short stories.  Two sort of banal Lord Peters (there are better LP short stories - I love the one about him drinking wine) but these are sort of vanilla (and I think the phone one is based on technology that has changed so much that I can barely follow it).  Then there are a few Montague Egg stories.  Egg is a traveling salesman, who solves puzzles based on his knowledge of human nature and sales.  Just ok.  The best part of the book are the creepy stand alone stories.  I particularly liked  “Nebuchadnezzar” in which a husband’s guilty conscience tricks him into spilling his guts because he misunderstands an innocent party game.  For Sayers completists, only though - not worth it for the rest of you. 

Date/Place Completed: 5/9/08; D.C.

Categories: Fiction; Re-Read

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