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In 1936, Dorothy L. Sayers abandoned the last Lord Peter Wimsey detective story. Sixty years later, a brown paper parcel containing a copy of the manuscript was discovered in her agent's safe in London, and award-winning novelist Jill Paton Walsh was commissioned to complete it. The result of the pairing of Dorothy L. Sayers with Walsh was the international bestseller Thrones, Dominations.

Now, following A Presumption of Death, set during World War II, comes a new Sayers-inspired mystery featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, revisiting his very first case. . . . It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury Emeralds. The recovery of the gems in Lord Attenbury's dazzling heirloom collection made headlines--and launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a detective.

Thirty years later, a happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Suddenly, the new Lord Attenbury--grandson of Lord Peter's first client--seeks his help to prove who owns the emeralds. As Harriet and Peter contemplate the changes that the war has wrought on English society--and Peter, who always cherished the liberties of a younger son, faces the unwanted prospect of ending up the Duke of Denver after all--Jill Paton Walsh brings us a masterful new chapter in the annals of one of the greatest detectives of all time.

Inhaltsangabe: It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury emeralds. The recovery of the magnificent gem - 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...The long-awaited new Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Jill Paton Walsh draws together threads from the very start of his detective career and clues from three decades to create an enthralling new adventure. 'It is impossible to tell where Dorothy L. Sayers ends and Jill Paton Walsh begins' - Ruth Rendell, "Sunday Times". 'Engrossing, intelligent, provocative' - Joyce Carol Oates, "New York Times Book Review". Edward Petherbridge reads this complete, full length Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, based on the characters created by Dorothy L. Sayers.

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Verlag: St Martins Pr Inc, (2012)
ISBN 10: 1250002591 ISBN 13: 9781250002594
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Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr Inc, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 338 Seiten Sehr gepflegtes Gebraucht-/Antiquariatsexemplar. Zustand unter Berücksichtigung des Alters sehr gut. Tagesaktueller, sicherer und weltweiter Versand. Wir liefern grundsätzlich mit beiliegender Rechnung. 1065777.01 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 513. Artikel-Nr. 513608

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