The Attenbury Emeralds

The Attenbury Emeralds

The New Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mystery

Book - 2011
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This mystery finds Lord Peter Wimsey revisiting his first case from thirty years earlier when the descendant of Lord Attenbury begs his help in proving the ownership of a priceless cache of emeralds.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312674540
0312674546
Characteristics: xii, 338 p. ; 25 cm

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EuSei Mar 25, 2015

Unfortunately, Mrs. Walsh did not rise to the occasion--as she did in her prior attempt to emulate Mrs. Sayers' series of books on Lord Peter Wimsey. I couldn't pass the first few pages, so boring and unlikely Sayers' books.

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GreenTara22
Aug 04, 2012

Jill Patton Walsh's take on Lord Peter and "Lady Peter" Wimsey is slow off the mark but picks up speed and interest and crosses the finish line in a satisfactory fashion.
I'd read the last of Dorothy L. Sayers' books in the series recently. Walsh doesn't capture Sayers' rhythm in dialogue at all but she's frankly better at plot. Sayers could plod along!

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EmilyEm
Jun 21, 2011

Re-visiting Dorothy Sayer's Lord and Lady Peter Wimsey [Harriet Vane] is great fun. Now they are married with children as is Bunter! But, they are all still solving cases. I, frankly, wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Delightful.

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LeslieB
Jun 05, 2011

Enjoyable read.

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22950009541673
Feb 22, 2011

A Lord Peter Wimsey book. (Dorothy Sayers character.) He isn't quite the "silly ass" as in the original books, but on the other hand, a wife and 3 sons will have helped him grow up. The book is great, never a dull moment in it.

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