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The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh
  

The Late Scholar

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Dorothy L Sayers’ creation, Lord Peter Wimsey, now Duke of Denver, is called to St Severin’s College, Oxford, to settle a dispute. Should the college, very much in debt, sell a priceless manuscript or not. Peter and his wife Harriet are happy to go to Oxford. It is where they met and were married. They are still very lovey-dovey, quoting poetry to each other throughout the book. Then the murders start. Despite being written today this has a very period feel to it. Dorothy L Sayers would have been proud of her devoted fan.

If you like Jill Paton Walsh you might also like to read books by Dorothy L. Sayers, M.C. Beaton and Catriona McPherson.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. If you’re a Dorothy L Sayers fan who has been obliged to read (again and again) the books featuring her aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey in order to feed your habit, help is at hand: Sayers’ heir apparent, Jill Paton Walsh (who has already written other continuations of Wimsey’s adventures), again shows that she has the full measure of the imperishable Lord Peter and the hyper-intelligent Harriet Vane. Sayers, of course, tired of the superficial aspects of her hero, and transformed him into a real, three-dimensional human being, as does Walsh.
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Synopsis

The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh

Peter Wimsey is pleased to discover that along with a Dukedom he has inherited the duties of 'visitor' at an Oxford college.When the fellows appeal to him to resolve a dispute, he and Harriet set off happily to spend some time in Oxford. But the dispute turns out to be embittered. The voting is evenly balanced between two passionate parties - evenly balanced, that is, until several of the fellows unexpectedly die.The Warden has a casting vote, but the Warden has disappeared. And the causes of death of the deceased fellows bear an uncanny resemblance to the murder methods in Peter's past cases - methods that Harriet has used in her published novels .

About the Author

Jill Paton Walsh, born in 1937, is also the author of many non-crime novels for adults: the fourth of these, Knowledge of Angels, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Before writing for adults she made a career as a writer of children's books and has won many literary prizes.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th June 2014

Author

Jill Paton Walsh

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Author's Website

www.greenbay.co.uk

Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781444760873

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