Announcing the long-awaited return of newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in Dorothy L. Sayers' never-before-published final mystery. Set in 1939, during the short-lived reign of King Edward VIII, "Thrones, Dominations" is based on Sayers' original outline, and has been completed in... show more
Announcing the long-awaited return of newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in Dorothy L. Sayers' never-before-published final mystery. Set in 1939, during the short-lived reign of King Edward VIII, "Thrones, Dominations" is based on Sayers' original outline, and has been completed in Sayers' voice and style by Jill Paton Walsh, the celebrated, Booker Prize-winning author of "Knowledge of Angels" .
Publish date: February 1st 1998
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane (#1)
Dorothy Sayers stopped writing detective fiction in the late 1930's. ("Busman's Honeymoon" was published in 1937) She sketched out the plot for a Lord Peter / Harriet Vane mystery set in the early months of Lord Peter and Harriet's marriage (after "Busman's Honeymoon") but never completed the sket...
Jill Paton Walsh has definitely added something better to Sayer's work but apart from getting rid of the obvious time and place signifiers, I would have no idea where one author met the other. A definite improvement and a joy to read.
I liked this book more than I expected to and less than I wanted to. I've been on a bit of a Dorothy L Sayers binge recently. Or rather, I've been on a Peter and Harriet binge, as over the past few weeks I've re-read the four novels involving them one after the other. I remember hearing about Throne...
Peter and Harriet are a bit unreadably smug at times. A cautionary tale of why you should never find out too much about the author. It makes me want to like Helen more than she deserves, just because everyone else doesn't.Interestingly enough, many other reviewers on this site don't like the book be...
I read this book hesitantly, since it wasn't written by DS. I wish it ha been.It was OK and I liked the story plots, but not unexpectedly, it just wasn't "real" to me. It was pleasant to see how Harriet and Peter had gotten on in life and I wish that Ms. Sayers had written more in this series. For ...