A Presumption of Death

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers , Jill Paton Walsh
Narrator: Edward Petherbridge
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
Published In: July 2003
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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In 1998, Jill Paton Walsh completed Dorothy L. Sayers' last, unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey novel, Thrones, Dominations to widespread praise. Although Sayers never began another Wimsey novel, she did leave clues. A series of letters from members of the Wimsey family, was published in the Spectator in 1939 and 1940, and several short stories later collected in Striding Folly would follow. But until now, no one has really known what happened to them all. In this story, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family.

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Sayers, Dorothy L.

Dorothy L. Sayers is the author of novels, short stories, poetry collections, essays, reviews and translations. Although she was a noted Christian scholar, she is most known for her detective fiction. Born in 1893, she was one of the first women to be awarded a degree from Oxford University. Her first book featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, "Whose Body?, " was published in 1923 and over the next 20 years more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared. Dorothy L. Sayers is recognized as one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century.

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Walsh, Jill Paton

Jill Paton Walsh, whose work includes the Booker Prize-nominated novel "Knowledge of Angels,""" took up the mantle of Dorothy L. Sayers with her "New York Times" bestselling completion of the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, "Thrones, Dominations," followed by "A Presumption of Death." She is also the author of three previous Imogen Quy mysteries: "The Wyndham Case, A Piece of Justice "(which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award), and "Debts of Dishonor," In 1996 she received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Socie