A long-awaited Lord Peter Wimsey novel, telling the story of his first case - and his last....
Jill Paton Walsh triumphantly completes Dorothy L. Sayers last unfinished detective novel, featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and his new wife, Harriet Vane.
It is 1936, and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane.
As they become part of fashionable London society, they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impresario husband, Laurence. Unlike the Wimseys they are not in love - and all too soon, one of them is dead. A murder case that only Lord Peter Wimsey can solve.
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Jill Paton Walsh has captured the style of Dorothy Sayers writing so well it is difficult to tell who has written the book style is dated but still a good read
I enjoy the Lord Peter Windy series, and was pleased to find these author collaborations to prolong the series, but this book is such a disappointment. The writing style is nothing like the original works and only the excellent reading of Ian Carmichael gives it an authentic flavour. I'm on chapter 7 of 21 and still no crime to be solved. only endless character descriptions and the minutiae daily life - it's worse than Dickens.
Positively the last appearance of the rich, intelligent and amusing prose which characterises the late, great Dorothy L Sayers. Faithfully if less skilfully completed by Jill Paton Walsh, one can still recognise and revel in the characters.
Ian Carmichael remains, with Edward Petherbridge, the best available reader of these novels and his loss is sadly felt. A sensitive, well paced performance of a delightful novel with touches of the ingenious.
A logical story line
only listened to the first chapter.
started off at a reasonable pace and suddenly the story completely deviated and went on about the manners and etiquette of the time.
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