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Thrones, Dominations

Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mysteries Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane

Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh

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Deemed "one of the greatest mystery writers of this century" by the Los Angeles Times, Dorothy L. Sayers first captivated readers nearly seventy years ago with her beloved sleuths Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in the novel Stong Poison. In Busmans's Honeymoon, her last completed Wimsey/Vane novel, Lord Peter and Harriet culminated their partnership with marriage. Now Thrones, Dominations, Sayers' uncompleted last novel, satisfies the vast readership hungry to know what happened after the honeymoon. Here award-winning author Jill Paton Walsh picks up where Sayers left off, bringing Wimsey and Vane brilliantly to life in Sayers' unmistakable voice. Readers and reviewers are rejoicing at the return of this delightful sleuthing couple--as adept at solving a baffling murder mystery as they are a balancing the delicate demands of their loving union.

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Chapter 1

They order, said I, this matter better in France.

LAURENCE STERNE

“I do not,” said Monsieur Théophile Daumier, “understand the English.”

“Nor does anybody,” replied Mr. Paul Delagardie, “themselves least of all.”

“I see them pass to and fro, I observe them, I talk to them—for I find it is not true that they are silent and unfriendly—but I remain ignorant of their interior life. They are occupied without ceasing, but I do not know the motives for the things they so energetically do. It is

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"A superb job of seamless collaboration..subltle and discursive in the classic sayers manner, Thrones, Domination is a pure pleasure." --The Wall Street Journal

"Extraordinary...it is impossible to tell where Dorothy L. Sayers ends and Jill Paton Waslsh begins." --Ruth Rendell, The London Sunday Times

"[Walsh] has done a splendid job--certain to please the legions of Sayers loyalists as well as readers new to the Wimsey canon." --Chicago Tribune

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Fiction Review: Thrones and Dominations by Dorothy L. Sayers, Author, Jill Paton Walsh, Author, Jill Paton Walsh, Joint Author St. Martin's Press $23
After Sayers married off Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in Busman's Honeymoon (1937), she devoted herself to translating Dante's Divine Comedy. A few short stories later appeared, noting the arriv
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  • Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh

  • Dorothy L. Sayers, the greatest of the golden age detective novelists, was born in Oxford in 1893. Her aristocratic detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, became one of the most popular fictional heroes of the twentieth century. She devoted the last 20 years of her life to playwriting, Christian scholarship, and a new translation of Dante. She died in 1957. 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 The Attenbury Emeralds, A Presumption of Death, The Wyndham Case and A Piece of Justice, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her novels for children and young adults include The Green Book and A Parcel of Patterns. She lives in Cambridge, England.
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    Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mysteries

    Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh

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