Sunday, 13 July 2014

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers (1933)

It's been a few years since I read Murder Must Advertise and although it wasn't one of my favourites, I did enjoy reading it. However, two of my children say it's their favourite Lord Peter Wimsey novel and that the background setting of an advertising firm was really interesting (Sayers worked as a copywriter with a London advertising agency for nine years). Most of my children started reading the Wimsey novels around 14 to 15 years of age and the books do sometimes contain some mild adult themes. I asked my 14 year old son to write a brief review which I've put below.





The Lord Peter Wimsey crime/mystery novels are scheduled for free reading in the Ambleside Online Year 10 curriculum.

1 comment:

  1. ... I want to read Sayers NOW! LOL. So bad we only have a life. I am reading Kristin Lavransdatter currently.

    I only have 2 D.Sayers, and I have read only 1... sniff!... enough to like Lord Peter lots. I read Whose Body? I need to read the other one, In the Teeth of Evidence, and that will justify me buying some other titles.

    I need to subscribe to your blog... I keep forgetting that you write here, Carol, and that I love reading about you and your musings.

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