Jill Paton Walsh
It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury emeralds. The recovery of the magnificent gem - Lord Attenbury's most dazzling heirloom - made headlines and launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a detective. Now it is 1951: a happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Then the new young Lord Attenbury - grandson of Lord Peter's first client - seeks his help again, this time to prove who owns the gigantic emerald that Wimsey last saw in 1921. It will be the most intricate and challenging mystery he has ever faced...The long-awaited new Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Jill Paton Walsh draws together threads from the very start of his detective career and clues from three decades to create an enthralling new adventure. 'It is impossible to tell where Dorothy L. Sayers ends and Jill Paton Walsh begins' - Ruth Rendell, “Sunday Times”. 'Engrossing, intelligent, provocative' - Joyce Carol Oates, “New York Times Book Review”. Edward Petherbridge reads this complete, full length Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, based on the characters created by Dorothy L. Sayers.
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