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The Attenbury emeralds the new Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mystery #3

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  • ISBN: 0312674546 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780312674540 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 338 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2010.
"Based on the characters of Dorothy L. Sayers."
Summary, etc.: This mystery finds Lord Peter Wimsey revisiting his first case from thirty years earlier when the descendant of Lord Attenbury begs his help in proving the ownership of a priceless cache of emeralds.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 December #1
    *Starred Review* It is a dangerous thing to bring characters so distinctive and beloved as Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane into a new age, but Walsh manages it as she did in A Presumption of Death (2002), with delicacy and precision. Post-WWII England remains under rationing and economically troubled. Wimsey, at 60, is settled comfortably. Harriet is writing. Their three boys are at school along with Bunter and his photographer wife's boy. Peter and Bunter recount to Harriet the tale of Peter's very first case, the (missing) emeralds of the title, a rich and exotic story. What this allows Walsh to do is show how the characters have moved into a postwar and modern sensibility, elegantly extrapolating how Peter and Harriet would think and act. She marries this with the ping-pong of quotations and kernels of fact to which fans are accustomed. Just when one might think the tale will be elegiac and ruminating, it ramps up deliciously when the current Attenbury again seeks Wimsey's aid in tracking an elusive emerald, one of three. There are murders, intrigue, and a family tragedy, and Peter and Harriet find themselves in a very different place in 1952. Small delights include glimpses of the three Wimsey sons, all bright and beautiful, and the loyal Bunter moving with changing mores but steadfast affection. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jill Paton Walsh is the author of books for adults, young adults and children. Her novel Knowledge of Angels was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Her crime novels and mystery novels include A Presumption of Death, The Wyndham Case and A Piece of Justice, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. With Dorothy L. Sayers, she was co-author of Thrones, Dominations. Her novels for children and young adults include The Green Book and A Parcel of Patterns. She lives in Cambridge, England.

Subject: Emeralds Fiction
Private investigators England Fiction
Aristocracy (Social class) England Fiction
Vane, Harriet (Fictitious character) Fiction
Wimsey, Peter, Lord (Fictitious character) Fiction
Adult Mystery
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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