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The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh
  

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Synopsis

The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh

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. It will be the most intricate and challenging mystery he has ever faced ...

Reviews

'Sayers's fans won't be disappointed, and newcomers are in for a treat'
Laura Wilson

'Sayers would not have recognised that it wasn't her own work.'
Marcel Berlins

'A great deal of fun.'
Natasha Cooper TLS


'An absolute treat: civilised, intelligent and spellbinding...'
Barry Forshaw, Daily Express

'A pitch-perfect Golden Age mystery; not a pastiche but a gem of a period puzzle that belongs on the shelf beside the Wimsey originals.'
Christopher Fowler, Financial Times

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

1st May 2011

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
352 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780340995747

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