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The Late Scholar Lib/E: The New Lord Peter Wimsey \/ Harriet Vane Mystery (Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Mysteries #4)

Lord Peter Wimsey and his detective novelist wife Harriet Vane return in Jill Paton Walsh's brilliant new continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers's classic mysteries.

When a dispute among the fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is the Visitor-charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife Harriet to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage.

At first the dispute seems a simple difference of opinion about a valuable manuscript that some of the fellows regard as nothing but an insurance liability, which should be sold to finance a speculative purchase of land. The voting is evenly balanced. The warden would normally cast the deciding vote, but he has disappeared. And when several of the fellows unexpectedly die as well, Lord Peter and Harriet set off on an investigation to uncover what is really going on at St. Severin's.

With this return to the Oxford of Gaudy Night, which many readers regard as their favorite of Sayers's original series, Jill Paton Walsh revives the wit and brilliant plotting of the golden age of detective fiction.

ISBN: 9781483097626

ISBN-10: 9781483097626

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Publication Date: 05/05/2015 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/05/2015 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Mystery & Detective - Traditional

Crime

Mystery & Detective - Private Investigators