The Late Scholar

The Late Scholar

Book - 2013
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A new murder mystery featuring Lord Peter Wimsey - now a Duke - and his wife Harriet Vane, set in an Oxford college in the 1950s.
Peter Wimsey is pleased to discover that along with a Dukedom he has inherited the duties of 'visitor' at an Oxford college.When the fellows appeal to him to resolve a dispute, he and Harriet set off happily to spend some time in Oxford.
But the dispute turns out to be embittered. The voting is evenly balanced between two passionate parties - evenly balanced, that is, until several of the fellows unexpectedly die.The Warden has a casting vote, but the Warden has disappeared.
And the causes of death of the deceased fellows bear an uncanny resemblance to the murder methods in Peter's past cases - methods that Harriet has used in her published novels .

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, c2013.
ISBN: 9781444760866
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 24 cm.

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maipenrai
Nov 27, 2016

The fourth book in the Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series. DOROTHY SAYERS, OF COURSE, PASSED AWAY MANY YEARS AGO.

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Bellemum207
May 18, 2015

Loved this book! It was a little slow going at first with the double quotes but the story took me by surprise and was beautifully turned and shaped.

EuSei Mar 25, 2015

Once more, Jill Paton Walsh botched the attempt to recreate Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey et al.. Dialogues are even more wooden and artificial than her prior attempt, The Attenbury Emeralds. I read a few pages and got bored with the "ping pong" dialogue between Peter, Harriet and Bunter.

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sandraperkins
Oct 25, 2014

If you like Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane and Bunter, you will love this book! Many thanks to Jill Paton Walsh for keeping these wonderful characters alive! She appears to be channeling Dorothy Sayers.

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