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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.

©1998 Jill Paton Walsh and the Trustees of Anthony Fleming, deceased (P)2010 Audible

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Loved It!

Great, the voice was just right! He brought the period to life, and did the characterisations well. Work needed on the French accent though.

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swan song

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.

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surprised

loved all Lord peter read by Ian carmichael, wasn't sure would like this. But did very much.

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Thrones and dominations

Loved this book. Ian Carmichael brings the characters to life and makes them very real

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Wonderful book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book having at first been very doubtful of starting on it.as I had so loved the Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane original novels by Dorothy L Sayers However I shall now be purchasing the next novel in this series and that is surely the best compliment I can give!

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Wonderful, wonderful listen

I enjoyed this audiobook hugely. True to Dorothy L Sayers' characters and wonderfully read by the inimitable Ian Carmichael. The story never lost pace and the plot was good. I will listen to this again and again and would thoroughly recommend it, if, like me, you are an Ian Carmichael fan. I would have given it 10 stars if I could.

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Perfect Wimsey

If you enjoy Wimsey then you’ll love this!
Evoking a bygone era of money, manners and privilege the hero’s witty dialogue is matched blow for blow by the heroine! Enjoy!

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amazing. was just right!!!

Jill P Walsh has found the heart and ethos of the story brilliantly! i love the details of peter and Harriets new life together and all the little things about it that matter so much! the extracts from the Duchess' , peters mother are brilliantly witty and Helen her usual snobbery, blinkered self. The murder was a good story too. clever! loved it! My hat off to Jill!!

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Every bit as good as the originals

I was not sure how a collaboration volume would work, but “Thrones, Dominations” was excellent. The voices of the inimitable Ian Carmichael carried the story. The plot was up to standard and the character development of the ‘regulars’ was convincing. A jolly good listen!!

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Fantastic!

This beautifully read book is an excellent murder mystery, witty love story and fascinating depiction of the late pre war 1930s.
We loved it and the reader is a legend. Anyone could listen to this.

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