The Attenbury Emeralds

The Attenbury Emeralds

Book - 2010
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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.

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2010
ISBN: 9780340995716
0340995718
Branch Call Number: FIC Paton 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 338 p

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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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