Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ten of the best bicycles in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best bicycles in literature.

One title on the list:
Five Red Herrings, by Dorothy L Sayers

Only a really strong cyclist can be the murderer ... Sayers's whodunit is solved by Lord Peter Wimsey, who works out that though the suspect boarded a train that left the scene before the crime was committed, he could return to do the deed by cycling across country faster than Chris Hoy to another station where the train stops later.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see Marjorie Kehe's list of ten great books about cycling, Matt Seaton's top 10 books about cycling, and William Fotherham's top ten cycling novels.

--Marshal Zeringue