In 1936, Dorothy L. Sayers abandoned the last
Lord Peter Wimsey detective story. Sixty years later, a
brown paper parcel containing a copy of the manuscript was
discovered in her agentâ€™s safe in London, and award-winning
novelist Jill Paton Walsh was commissioned to complete it.
The result of the pairing of Dorothy L. Sayers with Walsh
was the international bestseller Thrones, Dominations.
Now, following A Presumption of Death
during World War II, comes a new Sayers-inspired mystery
featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, revisiting his very first case.
. . . It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered
the Attenbury Emeralds. The recovery of the gems in Lord
Attenburyâ€™s dazzling heirloom collection made headlinesâ€”and
launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a
Thirty years later, a happily married Lord
Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his
wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Suddenly, the new
Lord Attenburyâ€”grandson of Lord Peterâ€™s first clientâ€”seeks
his help to prove who owns the emeralds. As Harriet and
Peter contemplate the changes that the war has wrought on
English societyâ€”and Peter, who always cherished the
liberties of a younger son, faces the unwanted prospect of
ending up the Duke of Denver after allâ€”Jill Paton Walsh
brings us a masterful new chapter in the annals of one of
the greatest detectives of all time.
Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Investigate
4 comments posted.
Re: The Attenbury Emeralds
Lord Peter Wimsey's wife is HARRIET VANE.
(S W 1:07pm January 16, 2011)
Karen Vega 2-8-2011
(Karen Vega 8:10am February 8, 2011)
(Karen Barnett 3:40am February 18, 2011)
What a clever idea, but as a writer such big shoes to fill.
(Caroline Kolb 6:54pm February 19, 2011)
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