The Nine Tailors - Dorothy L. Sayers This is a wonderful novel. From the first scenes set in the bleak and snowy Fens countryside, Sayers works her magic. The landscape, the church bells, the superbly-drawn characters and the mystery (well, two mysteries) are expertly woven together to make a supremely satisfying whole. Novels that take the reader to another time and place are, in my opinion, the best novels of all. This one does that for me.