Lord Peter- September - Hangman's Holiday

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Lord Peter- September - Hangman's Holiday

1majkia
Ago 29, 2020, 11:22am



Short stories this month. I haven't read this one, as I'm not a big fan of short stories.

2leslie.98
Ago 29, 2020, 12:21pm

I got confused about which books we were including in this year-long group read - I thought we would be reading Murder Must Advertise in September, skipping over this book. So I went ahead and read Hangman's Holiday this month... Oh well, it will still be fresh enough in my mind to be able to participate in the discussion!

3majkia
Ago 29, 2020, 2:55pm

well, I'm not particularly crazy about short stories. if everyone else wants to skip this and go to Murder Must Advertise I'm fine with that.

If enough folks want I'll start a thread for Murder for this month too.

4leslie.98
Ago 29, 2020, 6:45pm

I wouldn't want my absent-mindedness to alter people's plans!

5Familyhistorian
Ago 29, 2020, 8:22pm

I just finished July’s short story read. I’m not a fan of short stories either and it seems like a lot of them are included in this challenge. (A lot by my definition meaning more than one.)

6klobrien2
Ago 30, 2020, 6:17pm

I'd prefer to stick with Hangman's Holiday this month. I felt like Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey) went on a little too long, so it will be nice to read stories that are a little more efficiently written.

Karen O.

7thornton37814
Ago 31, 2020, 8:53am

I'd rather just stick to the order. Short stories are more tolerable if you do them one per day. You'll make it through them and can mix it in with something you enjoy more.

8thornton37814
Ago 31, 2020, 1:20pm

I just downloaded the e-book of Hangman's Holiday. I'll mix it in with some of the other stuff I'm "pretending" to read. (Distracted by genealogy too much at the moment.)

9fuzzi
Set 1, 2020, 8:56pm

>7 thornton37814: that's a good thought. I got burned out on mysteries a couple months ago, but am planning to read the September book.

10thornton37814
Set 7, 2020, 8:44am

I've read roughly half of the book, and I'm into the mysteries featuring Mr. Egg at the moment.

11fuzzi
Modificato: Set 9, 2020, 3:23pm

In case anyone is interested, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club is available on Amazon for $.99 USD:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N7TNK53?pd_rd_i=B07N7TNK53&pd_rd_w=npVwU&pf...

12NinieB
Set 11, 2020, 6:19pm

I finished reading the stories in Hangman's Holiday last night. Overall very good reading. Some of the detective stories were better than others, and I don't think Sayers was giving all the clues necessary to solve some of the stories, BUT I have been having such fun reading Sayers I didn't mind at all. I was also surprised that the last two, non-series stories were crime stories rather than stories of detection. And yes, Monty Egg is a delight.

13klobrien2
Modificato: Set 12, 2020, 4:15pm

>12 NinieB: I'm a little behind you (just finished the first Monty Egg story) but I'm thoroughly enjoying this collection. I really like having a more compact Sayers item to read. And the Sayers sense of humor constantly delights. Here's one from the very first story ("The Image in the Mirror") in Hangman's Holiday:

Lord Peter is listening to a man tell his tale of woe, and of the mysterious fourth dimension, and what happened to him during an air raid:

"Next thing as I knew, I was walking in some place in broad daylight, with green grass all around me, and trees, and water to the side of me, and knowing no more about how I got there than the man in the moon."

"Good Lord!" said Wimsey. "And was it the fourth dimension, do you think?"

"Well, no it wasn't. It was Hyde Park,..."
"

Well, I thought it was funny.

Karen O.

14NinieB
Set 12, 2020, 6:51pm

>13 klobrien2: I was thinking, in a similar vein, that Dorothy Sayers in short stories isn't something to complain about, given the doorstop qualities of Have His Carcase!

15klobrien2
Set 14, 2020, 7:25pm

>14 NinieB: Exactly!

16Familyhistorian
Set 28, 2020, 2:08pm

There were some good stories in Hangman’s Holiday but it was still a collection of stories. I hope we have a full novel in October.

17klobrien2
Set 28, 2020, 4:49pm

>16 Familyhistorian: Yep--up for October is Murder Must Advertise. It's got a four-star rating and is novel-length.

Here's the link to the full calendar -- https://www.librarything.com/topic/314134

Karen O.

18fuzzi
Set 29, 2020, 7:23am

>17 klobrien2: I've fallen behind on this year's challenge, but I recall Murder Must Advertise quite fondly and am really going to try to read/reread it in October. I'm thinking it's been at least 40 years since I last opened that story's pages...

19majkia
Set 29, 2020, 8:07am