The Attenbury Emeralds

The Attenbury Emeralds

Large Print - 2011
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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 establish ownership of the emeralds. Harriet and Peter contemplate the changes that war has wrought on English society - and Peter, who has enjoyed the carefree life of the 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.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011.
Edition: Large print edition, Unabridged edition.
ISBN: 9781611730210
Characteristics: 382 pages ; 23 cm


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EuSei Mar 25, 2015

Unfortunately, Mrs. Walsh did not rise to the occasion--as she did in her prior attempt to emulate Mrs. Sayers' series of books on Lord Peter Wimsey. I couldn't pass the first few pages, so boring and unlikely Sayers' books.

Aug 04, 2012

Jill Patton Walsh's take on Lord Peter and "Lady Peter" Wimsey is slow off the mark but picks up speed and interest and crosses the finish line in a satisfactory fashion.
I'd read the last of Dorothy L. Sayers' books in the series recently. Walsh doesn't capture Sayers' rhythm in dialogue at all but she's frankly better at plot. Sayers could plod along!

Jun 21, 2011

Re-visiting Dorothy Sayer's Lord and Lady Peter Wimsey [Harriet Vane] is great fun. Now they are married with children as is Bunter! But, they are all still solving cases. I, frankly, wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Delightful.

Jun 05, 2011

Enjoyable read.

Feb 22, 2011

A Lord Peter Wimsey book. (Dorothy Sayers character.) He isn't quite the "silly ass" as in the original books, but on the other hand, a wife and 3 sons will have helped him grow up. The book is great, never a dull moment in it.

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