The Late Scholar: The New Lord Peter Wimsey / Harriet Vane Mystery

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jill Paton Walsh
Narrator: Matthew Brenher
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2015
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 45 minutes
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Overview

Lord Peter Wimsey and his detective novelist wife Harriet Vane return in Jill Paton Walsh s brilliant new continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers s classic mysteries.

When a dispute among the fellows of St. Severin s College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is the Visitor charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife Harriet to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage.

At first the dispute seems a simple difference of opinion about a valuable manuscript that some of the fellows regard as nothing but an insurance liability, which should be sold to finance a speculative purchase of land. The voting is evenly balanced. The warden would normally cast the deciding vote, but he has disappeared. And when several of the fellows unexpectedly die as well, Lord Peter and Harriet set off on an investigation to uncover what is really going on at St. Severin s.

With this return to the Oxford of "Gaudy Night," which many readers regard as their favorite of Sayers s original series, Jill Paton Walsh revives the wit and brilliant plotting of the golden age of detective fiction."

Author Details

Author Details

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