Saturday, March 13, 2010

#5 a more grown up suggestion

is for Dorothy Sayers' Peter Wimsey series.

I re-read Gaudy Night every spring, around my birthday, to remind myself of who I am.

It's the rare mystery novel that can do that, and this one is simply delightful. It's probably more delightful if you've read the previous books, but it can also stand alone. Brilliant piece on work, love, and what we are meant for wrapped up in a post-WW One Oxford mystery.


Sara in Seattle said...

I think I'm going to try to read all of them this year! I've heard such good things... thanks for reminding me.

orangegirl said...

I just read a bunch of Dorothy Sayers "crimis" (as they call them in Germany) during our Easter bike ride on the Mosel river. It reminded me of who I am too. And it made me miss you. You ARE Harriet.