Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 681 ratings

Thrones, Dominations Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • Thrones, Dominations

    • A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
    • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!

    • By Kindle Customer on 23-03-17

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • A Presumption of Death

    • By: Jill Paton Walsh, Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the nighttime lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Sayers on her own!

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-02-17

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • The Attenbury Emeralds

    • A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
    • By: Jill Paton Walsh
    • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True to characters if not to language and discretion.

    • By Ms. E. Morgan on 03-12-16

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 4

    • The Late Scholar

    • By: Jill Paton Walsh
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 221

    When the fellows at an Oxford college appeal to Peter Wimsey to resolve a dispute, he and Harriet are happy to oblige. The dispute between the two passionate parties is evenly balanced, that is, until several of the fellows unexpectedly die. And the causes of death bear an uncanny resemblance to the murder methods in Peter's past cases - methods that Harriet has used in her novels.…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as a DL Sayers but better than nothing

    • By Claire on 15-05-14

    Regular price: £20.89