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The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh
  

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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.

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Who is Sarah Broadhurst

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.
~ Barry Forshaw

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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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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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781444760873

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