Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Fiction > mystery
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
Other books by
Jill Paton Walsh
To find more items like this one, go to:
fiction

The Late Scholar: Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Investigate

 
 
Author
Jill Paton Walsh.
Publisher Minotaur  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9781250032799
Pages/Publication Date 356/2013
Daedalus Item Code 71024
List Price: $25.99
Sale Price: $4.98
You Save: $21.01
Qty
      
Our Picks Great Deals Short Quantities
Description
It is the early 1950s, and a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, over the sale of a rare historical manuscript, has reached a stalemate. Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that, as the Duke of Denver, he is "the Visitor," charged with the task of resolving the issue. Some of St. Severin's Fellows regard the manuscript as nothing more than an insurance liability, best sold off to purchase land; others disagree. But when the Warden disappears, and other Fellows begin unexpectedly dying, Lord Peter and his wife Harriet set out to uncover what is really going on at Oxford. Ever since taking over the mantle of Dorothy L. Sayers's series starring Lord Peter Wimsey and his detective-novelist wife Harriet Vane in 1998, at the request of the trustees of the Sayers estate, Whitbread Award winner Jill Patton Walsh has been crafting outstanding supplements to the beloved Golden Age series. This is her fourth, following The Attenbury Emeralds.

"If you love the books of Dorothy L. Sayers as I do, you will be elated to learn that Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane are at their scholarly and detective best.... Somewhere Sayers is applauding."—Mystery Scene

"Cleverly plotted.... Walsh's pitch-perfect re-creation of the charismatic leads is a delight. Sayers fans can only hope for more."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"We know from internal evidence that it is 1952. The Duke of Denver, Peter Wimsey; his wife, the Duchess, who writes mysteries under her birth name, Harriet Vane; and the ever-present, ever-indispensable manservant, Bunter, are in receipt of a letter from St. Severin's, Oxford. It seems that Peter is the Visitor for the college, and a dispute has come up that he must adjudicate. Shall the college, in dire financial straits, sell a Boethius manuscript? This allows Walsh to write a love letter to Oxford, city and university; to illuminate the large and petty disagreements, both scholarly and personal, that then as now drive academe; to provide a rather alarming number of corpses; and to allow Peter, Harriet, and Bunter to do what they do best.... There are glimpses, too, of Peter's mother, elderly and frail but adorable as ever; of their oldest son, Bredon, who struggles with a future that does not include Balliol; and of Peter Bunter, who has set his sights on the London School of Economics."—Booklist (starred review)

 
You might also like:
The Traitor: British Library Classic Thrillers
Sydney Horler. Martin Edwards, intro.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780712356145.  Daedalus Item Code: 70134
List Price: Import Sale Price: $4.98
Superfluous Women: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Carola Dunn.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9781250047045.  Daedalus Item Code: 71526
List Price: $24.99 Sale Price: $4.98 You Save: $20.01
The Alpine Zen: An Emma Lord Mystery
Mary Daheim.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780345535351.  Daedalus Item Code: 71565
List Price: $26.00 Sale Price: $3.98 You Save: $22.02
The Attenbury Emeralds: Lord Peter Wimsey's First Case
Jill Paton Walsh.
Publisher: Hodder.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780340995747.  Daedalus Item Code: 71886
List Price: Import Sale Price: $4.98
The Yellow Diamond: A Crime of the Super-Rich
Andrew Martin.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780571288205.  Daedalus Item Code: 71969
List Price: $24.95 Sale Price: $4.98 You Save: $19.97
Others who bought this item also bought
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café: The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
Alexander McCall Smith.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780307911544.  Daedalus Item Code: 70698
List Price: $24.95 Sale Price: $5.98 You Save: $18.97
Traitor's Purse: The 11th Albert Campion Mystery
Margery Allingham.
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9781934609422.  Daedalus Item Code: 70704
List Price: $14.95 Sale Price: $3.98 You Save: $10.97
The Beckoning Lady: The 15th Albert Campion Mystery
Margery Allingham.
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9781934609583.  Daedalus Item Code: 70706
List Price: $14.95 Sale Price: $3.98 You Save: $10.97
The Blood of an Englishman: An Agatha Raisin Mystery
M.C. Beaton.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780312616267.  Daedalus Item Code: 70981
List Price: $24.99 Sale Price: $4.98 You Save: $20.01
Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Christopher Fowler.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780345547651.  Daedalus Item Code: 70983
List Price: $26.00 Sale Price: $4.98 You Save: $21.02
 
Security Seals
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2017 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com