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Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane

In 1936 Dorothy L Sayers abandoned the last Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane 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 was the international bestseller Thrones Dominations Walsh then continues the mystery series in A Presumption of Death and The Attenbury Emeralds

  • The Late Scholar
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    • The Late Scholar

    • Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane (Volume 4)
      Jill Paton Walsh; Based on the Characters Created By Dorothy L. Sayers
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • In Jill Paton Walsh's fourth installment in her inspired continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers's acclaimed mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey and his detective novelist wife, Harriet Vane, revisit their beloved...

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  • The Attenbury Emeralds
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    • The Attenbury Emeralds

    • Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane (Volume 3)
      Jill Paton Walsh
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • A Presumption of Death
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    • A Presumption of Death

    • Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane (Volume 2)
      Jill Paton Walsh
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Sixty years after Dorothy L. Sayers began her unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey novel, Thrones Dominations, Booker Prize finalist Jill Paton Walsh took on the challenge of completing the manuscript—with...

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  • Thrones, Dominations
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    • Thrones, Dominations

    • Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane (Volume 1)
      Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • In 1936, Dorothy L. Sayers —considered one of the best mystery writers of the Golden Age—abandoned the last Lord Peter Wimsey detective story. Sixty years later, a copy of the unfinished manuscript...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook

Jill Paton Walsh

Jill Paton Walsh (1937-2020) was an award-winning author of many books for children, young adults, and adults including The Green Book, A Parcel of Patterns, the Booker Prize shortlisted Knowledge of Angels, and the Whitbread Prize winner The Emperor’s Winding Sheet. She completed Dorothy L. Sayers’ unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane mystery manuscript, the international bestseller Thrones, Dominations, and continued Sayers’ series with A Presumption of Death, The Attenbury Emeralds, and The Late Scholar. In 1996, Walsh was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to literature.

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Dorothy L. Sayers

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.

Dorothy L. Sayers