This was my first Dorothy Sayers novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot was well-constructed and I didn’t fully guess all the details of the mystery. Beyond the mystery itself she paints a detailed picture of a 1930s advertising firm and the 1930s drug smuggling world and I learned a bit of history along the way (which of course when she was writing was contemporary). Most delightful, though, is Sayers’ writing. Her dialogue is witty and I found myself laughing aloud many times as I read. There were only a handful of sections where it got a big bogged down in more description than seemed necessary (such as the cricket match near the end). The details of the advertising business were frighteningly applicable to today.
I enjoyed it so much I moved right on to a second Sayers novel!