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The Late Scholar (Lord Peter Wimsey) Hardcover – 5 Dec 2013

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 1st edition, 2nd impression edition (5 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444760866
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444760866
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.2 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 170 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for THE ATTENBURY EMERALDS:

"Hundreds of Sherlock Holmes stories have been written by authors other than Conan Doyle. Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler are others whose deaths did not prevent their fictional creations from continuing to live. Occasionally, such pastiches and homages succeed, but not too often. It's not simply a question of imitating a style of writing. Just as important are a sense of time and place, the language (and slang) of the period, and its social backdrop. And, of course, a hero acceptable to lovers of the original. Jill Paton Walsh, assuming the mantle of Dorothy L. Sayers, convinces on all counts....Sayers would not have recognised that [THE ATTENBURY EMERALDS] wasn't her own work." --"The London Times
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"Luckily, Wimsey has Jill Paton Walsh to continue his life, cunningly framing his first case as a remembrance that serves as an origin and an encapsulation....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." --"The Financial Times" (UK)

"If you're a Dorothy L Sayers fan who has been obliged to feed your habit by reading and re-reading the books featuring her aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey help is at hand....Fans will be pleased that it is an absolute treat: civilised, intelligent and spellbinding.... Channelling the authority Sayers employed right up to her final book, Walsh shows that she has the full measure of the imperishable Lord Peter and the hyper-intelligent Harriet Vane." --"The Express" (UK)

"Cleverly plotted....Walsh's pitch-perfect re-creation of the charasmatic leads is a delight. Sayers fans can only hope for more." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "The Late Scholar"

Praise for THE ATTENBURY EMERALDS:

"Hundreds of Sherlock Holmes stories have been written by authors other than Conan Doyle. Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler are others whose deaths did not prevent their fictional creations from continuing to live. Occasionally, such pastiches and homages succeed, but not too often. It's not simply a question of imitating a style of writing. Just as important are a sense of time and place, the language (and slang) of the period, and its social backdrop. And, of course, a hero acceptable to lovers of the original. Jill Paton Walsh, assuming the mantle of Dorothy L. Sayers, convinces on all counts....Sayers would not have recognised that [THE ATTENBURY EMERALDS] wasn't her own work." --"The London Times
"
"Luckily, Wimsey has Jill Paton Walsh to continue his life, cunningly framing his first case as a remembrance that serves as an origin and an encapsulation....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." --"The Financial Times" (UK)

"If you're a Dorothy L Sayers fan who has been obliged to feed your habit by reading and re-reading the books featuring her aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey help is at hand....Fans will be pleased that it is an absolute treat: civilised, intelligent and spellbinding.... Channelling the authority Sayers employed right up to her final book, Walsh shows that she has the full measure of the imperishable Lord Peter and the hyper-intelligent Harriet Vane." --"The Express" (UK)

"""In "The Late Scholar, "Ms. Walsh once more succeeds in emulating and extending her late inspiration's unusual mixture of drama and foolishness, poetry and prattle, local color and grim undercurrents." "--The Wall Street Journal"

"Cleverly plotted....Walsh's pitch-perfect re-creation of the charismatic leads is a delight. Sayers fans can only hope for more." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "The Late Scholar
""An entertaining and convoluted puzzle for readers who enjoy Golden Age mysteries." --"Library Journal
""Delicious." "--Booklist "(starred review)
"Fans will eagerly welcome back their beloved sleuth and enjoy seeing Harriet hold her own in a thoughtfully constructed mystery." --"Kirkus Reviews
""Faithful to Sayers' legacy and amplified by Walsh's own considerable talents, "The Late Scholar" offers a smart plot, a look at beloved characters' later lives and an evocative examination of academia. Readers will hope that it's not the last installment in a rewarding and authentic continuation of a cherished series." --"Richmond Times-Dispatch
""If you love the books of Dorothy L. Sayers as I do, you will be elated to learn that Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane are at their scholarly and detective best in ["The Late Scholar"]....Somewhere Sayers is applauding." --"Mystery Scene"




In "The Late Scholar, "Ms. Walsh once more succeeds in emulating and extending her late inspiration's unusual mixture of drama and foolishness, poetry and prattle, local color and grim undercurrents. "The Wall Street Journal"

Cleverly plotted....Walsh's pitch-perfect re-creation of the charismatic leads is a delight. Sayers fans can only hope for more. "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Late Scholar"

An entertaining and convoluted puzzle for readers who enjoy Golden Age mysteries. "Library Journal"

Delicious. "Booklist (starred review)"

Fans will eagerly welcome back their beloved sleuth and enjoy seeing Harriet hold her own in a thoughtfully constructed mystery. "Kirkus Reviews"

Faithful to Sayers' legacy and amplified by Walsh's own considerable talents, "The Late Scholar" offers a smart plot, a look at beloved characters' later lives and an evocative examination of academia. Readers will hope that it's not the last installment in a rewarding and authentic continuation of a cherished series. "Richmond Times-Dispatch"

If you love the books of Dorothy L. Sayers as I do, you will be elated to learn that Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane are at their scholarly and detective best in ["The Late Scholar"] .Somewhere Sayers is applauding. "Mystery Scene""

In The Late Scholar, Ms. Walsh once more succeeds in emulating and extending her late inspiration's unusual mixture of drama and foolishness, poetry and prattle, local color and grim undercurrents. The Wall Street Journal

Cleverly plotted....Walsh's pitch-perfect re-creation of the charismatic leads is a delight. Sayers fans can only hope for more. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Late Scholar

An entertaining and convoluted puzzle for readers who enjoy Golden Age mysteries. Library Journal

Delicious. Booklist (starred review)

Fans will eagerly welcome back their beloved sleuth and enjoy seeing Harriet hold her own in a thoughtfully constructed mystery. Kirkus Reviews

Faithful to Sayers' legacy and amplified by Walsh's own considerable talents, The Late Scholar offers a smart plot, a look at beloved characters' later lives and an evocative examination of academia. Readers will hope that it's not the last installment in a rewarding and authentic continuation of a cherished series. Richmond Times-Dispatch

If you love the books of Dorothy L. Sayers as I do, you will be elated to learn that Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane are at their scholarly and detective best in [The Late Scholar] .Somewhere Sayers is applauding. Mystery Scene

" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description

A new murder mystery featuring Lord Peter Wimsey - now a Duke - and his wife Harriet Vane, set in an Oxford college in the 1950s.

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