I just had my nice reading-a-"new"-Dorothy L.Sayers-in-front-of-the-heater reverie ruined by a phonecall.
A recorded voice said "Congratulations!" ("Uh-huh" thinks I)
"You have been selected for the chance to win a Porsche Boxer! Ring the following number and answer some Porsche related questions at a rate of only $5.50 a minute! Calls garaunteed not to last more than 5 minutes"
Gee, $25 for the chance to win a car? What a bargain!!
Anyway, back to my book...in case you're wondering, it's "Five Red Herrings". I love Dorothy L Sayers but she really is a product of her times, I'm 3 pages in and we have the line
"like all Englishmen, was ready enough to admire and praise all foreigners except the dagoes and niggers, but, like all Englishmen, he did not like to hear them praise themselves"
In Gaudy Night she has a few unsympathetic pro-fascist characters, but you get the feeling it was mainly becuase she thought they took themselves too seriously and lacked taste. These books were written in the 30's, by the way. Great murder mysteries and a snapshot of a very interesting period in time.
*goes off to read*