Following the international success of THRONES, DOMINATIONS, the first collaboration between Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh continues the story of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane using some articles left behind by Dorothy L Sayers at her death. It is a mystery story to stand alongside the best of the Sayers oeuvre.
It is 1940 and Britain is a war. Lord Peter Wimsey is abroad on a secret mission and Harriet and the children are staying, with the Bunters, at Talboys. At first they think it is a war casualty but it turns out to be an old-fashioned murder and it is Harriet who must solve it.
“It is impossible to tell where Dorothy L Sayers ends and Jill Paton Walsh begins. It is simply like reading another Sayers novel.” – Ruth Rendell, The Sunday Times
“I didn’t myself believe that the job could satisfactorily be done, but she has proved me wrong.” – P D James, Observer