It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury emeralds. The recovery of the magnificent gem in Lord Attenbury's most dazzling heirloom made headlines - and launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a detective.
Now it is 1951. A happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Then the new young Lord Attenbury - grandson of Lord Peter's first client - seeks his help again, this time to prove who owns the gigantic emerald that Wimsey last saw in 1921.
It will be the most intricate and challenging mystery he has ever faced....
©2010 Jill Paton Walsh and the Trustees of Anthony Fleming, deceased (P)2011 AudioGo
I am usually wary of books/characters 'taken-on' by other writers after the author's death. However I believe this stays true to the characters Sayers created.
This is a good effort by Jill Paton Walsh but some modern language starts creeping in. More so I think than is justified even in the post war era in which it is set.
The increased use of mild bad language and more blatant talk adulterous affairs, drugs and prostitution somewhat spoils the 'safe' feel of Dorothy L Sayers' original books
But the. characters are kept to very faithfully. And do nothing that is unbelievable for what has already been written about them.
The reader is perfect and I believe he actually played Lord Peter in a number of screen adaptations of Sayer's later books.
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