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

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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.


A delight. - Irish TimesSayers's fans won't be disappointed, and newcomers are in for a treat - Laura Wilson, GuardianSayers would not have recognised that it wasn't her own work. - Marcel Berlins, The TimesA great deal of fun. - Natasha Cooper TLSAn absolute treat: civilised, intelligent and spellbinding. . . - Barry Forshaw, Daily ExpressA pitch-perfect Golden Age mystery; not a pastiche but a gem of a period puzzle that belongs on the shelf beside the Wimsey originals. - Christopher Fowler, Financial TimesAn enjoyable and clever concoction . . . a good puzzle . . . skilled portrait of the austere postwar world. - Jessica Mann, Literary ReviewWit, worldly wisdom and literary jokes . . . As a Peter Wimsey story, it should give unalloyed pleasure to Sayers' fans: and simply in its own right as a novel, it makes joyous light reading. - Anthony Lejeune, Tablet

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