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  1. says:

    Lord Peter Wimsey goes undercover in an advertising agency in this the 10th book of Dorothy L Sayers’ series about this multi talent

  2. says:

    I have been hanging out for a 5★ read that wasn't a reread or a cookbook I had high hopes for this particular title Sayers is my new favourite Golden Age writer sorry Agatha she had been a copywriter herselfUnfortunately this long anticipated read wasn't itThe start of this book is full of wonderfully witty uotable uotes about the advertising world; Bredon shudderedI think this is an awfully immoral job of

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    An absolute delight I am increasingly of the opinion that Dorothy Sayers is the finest mystery serial writer of well I can't say all time having only read two or three of her peers but VERY FINE INDEED Sayers doesn't just write good mysteries she writes good novels One might almost mistake Murder Must Advertise for a novel about an ad firm

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    This is the best Wimsey book A marvelously venomous send up of the advertising world still sickeningly applicable today it has lots of biting wit and some compassion as well for those caught up in this silly little world Wimsey's incarnations heread man himself evil man about town and outstanding cricketerare fascinating One is so intrigued with the book that one doesn't notice that Wimsey can be and sometimes is sopo

  5. says:

    I don't think I appreciate Dorothy Sayers as much as I should Really this is probably a 4 star book that I've given only 3 b

  6. says:

    All I really remembered about this book was that it made me laugh; what I didn’t remember was it also has teethA peter

  7. says:

    Murder Must Advertise rather like Gaudy Night isn't a mystery novel but a novel containing a mystery It's reminiscent of Connie Willi

  8. says:

    Published in 1933 much of this novel is set within a world that author Dorothy L Sayers knew well – that of an advertising agency in which she herself worked Lord Peter Wimsey is masuerading as plain Death pronounced ‘D

  9. says:

    Where I got the book purchased from The Book Depository I'm absolutely sure I had the 70s NEL edition once upon a time but

  10. says:

    I've been enjoying rereading the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries but feel this is one of the weaker entries in the series It's a very uneven read and my personal rating is really between 2 and 3 stars although some of the best bits are wonderfulThe

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Women can be read between the lines And then there is the brutal succession of murders 5 of them each one a fixed fee for advertising a deadly secre. Where I got the book purchased from The Book Depository I m absolutely sure I had the 70s NEL edition once upon a time but you know how it is with really good books They grow legs and walk awayuickie story roundup Lord Peter Wimsey for the first time in his life is pulling in a salary of 4 a week Adopting the persona of Mr Death Bredon he becomes a copywriter in the advertising firm Pym s Publicity to investigate the mysterious death of one Victor Dean and discovers that Dean s death is the tip of an iceberg which affects thousands of lives all over LondonDorothy L Sayers worked in an advertising firm for seven years and engineering Lord Peter into a job in the environment she knew so well was a gold plated stroke of genius By the time she wrote Murder Must Advertise her copywriting days were three or four years behind her but clearly still burned into her memory and affections During those years she had been through heartbreak and the carefully concealed birth of an illegitimate child and there is an edge to her descriptions of Pym s despite the resolutely jolly tone of many of the scenes although she is careful to direct her cynicism at the practice of advertising in general It is my theory that the lanky clever university educated Miss Meteyard cool and sardonic yet knowing is a self portrait DLS in her earlier days even as Harriet Vane is the embittered post heartbreak selfI have said before that every Wimsey novel has a tone uite unlike the others What strikes me about this one is that the chorus of London voices almost makes Lord Peter take second place From society cocktail parties to cricket to Covent Garden this is a loving portrait of Sayers real world wrapped around an ingeniously plotted mystery with plenty of twists and reveals It paves the way for the realism Sayers achieves in Gaudy Night whereas The Nine Tailors her next novel is a throwback to an earlier style but none the worse for thatI ve heard many people say that Murder Must Advertise is their favorite Sayers novel and I can see why The drawbacks for me were the cricket match I never did learn the game despite having grown up in England and Lady Mary Parker s dreary domesticity when she d been such a promising character And I believe I stumbled across a terrific mistake in chapter 18 see my updates But hey DLS almost certainly spotted it too at some point in her life and no doubt laughed it off She was one of the most human of writers and her fans love her for it

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When ad man Victor Dean falls down the stairs in the offices of Pym's Publicity a respectable London advertising agency it looks like an accident The. I have been hanging out for a 5 read that wasn t a reread or a cookbook I had high hopes for this particular title Sayers is my new favourite Golden Age writer sorry Agatha she had been a copywriter herselfUnfortunately this long anticipated read wasn t itThe start of this book is full of wonderfully witty uotable uotes about the advertising world Bredon shudderedI think this is an awfully immoral job of ours I do really Think how we spoil the digestions of the publicAh yes but think how earnestly we strive to put them right again We undermine em with one hand and build em with the other The vitamins we destroy in the canning we restore in Revito the roughage we remove from Peabody s Piper Parritch we make into a package and market as Bunbury s Breakfast Bran the stomachs we ruin with Pompayne we reline with Peplets to aid digestion and by forcing the damn foll public to pay twice over once to have its food emasculated and once to have the vitality put back again we keep the wheels of commerce turning and give employment to thousands including you and me I thought the way Lord Peter was introduced into the story was very clever Surprisingly the cricket scenes were very entertaining I m a life long cricket haterBackground information about the 30 s was very good Sayers makes the times breatheIt s just that the murder mystery itself isn t very good further in bits of the story drag A pity but a Sayers book is never a waste of time for me

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N Lord Peter Wimsey is called in and he soon discovers there's to copywriting than meets the eye A bit of cocaine a hint of blackmail and some wanton. This is the best Wimsey book A marvelously venomous send up of the advertising world still sickeningly applicable today it has lots of biting wit and some compassion as well for those caught up in this silly little world Wimsey s incarnations heread man himself evil man about town and outstanding cricketerare fascinating One is so intrigued with the book that one doesn t notice that Wimsey can be and sometimes is soporifically perfect Nevertheless for fans of the literate mystery this is a delightETA The occasional but all too casual bigotry does jar on the nerves