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The Attenbury Emeralds

The Attenbury Emeralds

The long-awaited new Lord Peter Wimsey novel, telling the story of his first case - and his last ...

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ISBN 9780340995747
Barcode 9780340995747
Published 12 July 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Paton Walsh, Jill
By Sayers, Dorothy L.
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ISBN-13 9780340995747
ISBN-10 0340995742
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Publication Date 12 July 2011
International Publication Date 26 May 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Paton Walsh, Jill
By Sayers, Dorothy L.
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 248g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mystery fiction, Private investigators - England, Wimsey, Peter, Lord (Fictitious character), Vane, Harriet (Fictitious character), Aristocracy (Social class) - England
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 524964

Description of this Book

It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury emeralds. The recovery of the magnificent gem in 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 ...Since the publication of A Presumption of Death, which was set in 1941 in the wartime English countryside, readers have been eagerly asking for this story -- a wholly original and utterly engrossing new detective adventure.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'An engrossing, intelligent and provocative novel in the guise of a conventional mystery.' -- Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review 'Undeniably fascinating reading for lovers of good crime novels' -- Liverpool Echo 20030503 'Illuminating, moving and satisfying' -- Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, on FIREWEED 20030503 'Jill Paton Walsh has...given us a Lord Peter story in the true Sayers' style and tradition' -- Norma Major - The Week on Thrones, Dominations 20030503 'Could this be the best book Dorothy L. Sayers never wrote? She has done a splendid job - certain to please the legions of Sayers loyalists as well as readers new to the Wimsey canon ... Lord Peter has been made much more human and interesting by marriage... and the story is full of twists and connivance.' -- Chicago Tribune on THRONES, DOMINATIONS 20030503 A must for all Wimsey lovers, this beautifully written novel is a murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie. -- Lancashire Evening Post 20030531
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jill Paton Walsh, born in 1937, is also the author of many non-crime novels for adults: the fourth of these, Knowledge of Angels, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Before writing for adults she made a career as a writer of children's books and has won many literary prizes.

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