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A Presumption Of Death

Author: Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429982115
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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 extraordinary success. "The transition is seamless," said the San Francisco Chronicle; "you cannot tell where Sayers leaves off and Walsh begins." "Will Paton Walsh do it again?" wondered Ruth Rendell in London's Sunday Times. "We must hope so." Jill Paton Walsh fulfills those hopes in A Presumption of Death. Although Sayers never began another Wimsey novel, she did leave clues. Drawing on "The Wimsey Papers," in which Sayers showed various members of the family coping with wartime conditions, Walsh has devised an irresistible story set in 1940, at the start of the Blitz in London. Lord Peter is abroad on secret business for the Foreign Office, while Harriet Vane, now Lady Peter Wimsey, has taken their children to safety in the country. But war has followed them there---glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalize the villagers, and the blackout makes the nighttime lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London. Daily life reminds them of the war so constantly that, when the village's first air-raid practice ends with a real body on the ground, it's almost a shock to hear the doctor declare that it was not enemy action, but plain, old-fashioned murder. Or was it? At the request of the overstretched local police, Harriet reluctantly agrees to investigate. The mystery that unfolds is every bit as literate, ingenious, and compelling as the best of original Lord Peter Wimsey novels.

The Attenbury Emeralds

Author: Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429918565
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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 London, and award-winning novelist Jill Paton Walsh was commissioned to complete it. The result of the pairing of Dorothy L. Sayers with Walsh was the international bestseller Thrones, Dominations. Now, following A Presumption of Death, set during World War II, comes a new Sayers-inspired mystery featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, revisiting his very first case. . . . 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 prove who owns the emeralds. As Harriet and Peter contemplate the changes that the war has wrought on English society—and Peter, who always cherished the liberties of a 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.

Mord Braucht Reklame

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644219117
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Das letzte Wort Kopfüber stürzt der junge Victor Dean die gusseiserne Treppe bei Pyms Werbedienst in London hinunter – er ist sofort tot. Ein Unfall? Oder hat jemand nachgeholfen? Nur wenige Tage nach Deans Beerdigung schleust Lord Peter Wimsey sich inkognito als Texter in die Agentur ein. Als Werber macht er sich gar nicht schlecht, doch in Wirklichkeit interessiert ihn nur, wie es zu dem tödlichen Sturz seines Bürovorgängers kommen konnte. Steht die Firma womöglich in Verbindung mit einem Rauschgiftring?

Zur Fraglichen Stunde

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644223319
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Das Zeugnis des Blutes Eigentlich müsste die Krimiautorin Harriet Vane mit den dunklen Seiten der Welt bestens vertraut sein – aber das schockiert sogar sie: Während des Urlaubs findet sie auf einem Felsen am Strand eine Leiche, die Kehle von einem Ohr bis zum anderen durchgeschnitten. Plötzlich steckt sie selbst mitten in einem Kriminalfall. Lord Peter Wimsey mischt sich in die Ermittlung ein, doch diese Geschichte gibt auch ihm Rätsel auf, denn es finden sich weder Fußspuren noch sonst irgendwelche Hinweise auf einen Mörder ... War es Selbstmord? Oder das perfekte Verbrechen?

Gumshoes

Author: Mitzi Brunsdale
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313333316
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Presents roughly 150 alphabetically arranged entries on fictional detectives and the works in which they appear.

Diskrete Zeugen

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644555915
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Lord Peter Wimseys schwerster Fall: Morgens um drei Uhr wird Captain Cathcart tot aufgefunden. Für den Amateurdetektiv eine besonders heikle Angelegenheit, denn Cathcart hätte sein zukünftiger Schwager sein sollen. Des Mordes verdächtigt wird der Herzog von Denver, Wimseys Bruder, der zu den Vorwürfen schweigt. Indes behauptet Wimseys Schwester, ihren Verlobten umgebracht zu haben. Und die überaus diskreten Zeugen tragen mehr zur Vernebelung als zur Aufklärung der merkwürdigen Affäre bei ...

What Do I Read Next

Author: Neil Barron
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787661823
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Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre