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 .
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.
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Author:||Jill Paton Walsh|
|Publisher:||Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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.More About Jill Paton Walsh