Thrones, Dominations (A Lord Wimsey Mystery)
Thrones Dominations - A Lord Wimsey Mystery Author:Dorothy L. Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh Deemed "one of the greatest mystery writers of this century" by the Los Angeles Times, Dorothy L. Sayers first captivated readers nearly seventy years ago with her beloved sleuths Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in the novel Stong Poison. In Busmans's Honeymoon, her last completed Wimsey/Vane novel, Lord Peter and Harriet culmi... more »nated their partnership with marriage. Now Thrones, Dominations, Sayers' uncompleted last novel, satisfies the vast readership hungry to know what happened after the honeymoon. Here award-winning author Jill Paton Walsh picks up where Sayers left off, bringing Wimsey and Vane brilliantly to life in Sayers' unmistakable voice. Readers and reviewers are rejoicing at the return of this delightful sleuthing couple--as adept at solving a baffling murder mystery as they are a balancing the delicate demands of their loving union.« less
Dorothy Sayers had completed some composition and notes for this posthumous tale of Peter and Harriet in 1938-39 just before the start of WWII. Naturally there's murder and other messiness. The novel was completed by a sympathetic author in a style very complementary to Sayers' own.
I liked this book but it definitely wasn't a Dorothy L. Sayers. Having read several of her Lord Peter series I have to say that I didn't feel I was reading about Lord Peter at all but maybe a more watered down version. Kind of disappointing.
Lord Peter & Harriett Vane live on in this wonderfully written novel, finished after Dorothy Sayers passed away. Jill Paton Walsh has done a great job of keeping Sayer's "voice" and I have the other books on my wish list. Loved it!
I enjoyed this book very much! Harriet Vane is one of my favorite female characters in all of fiction, and this author captured her spirit so well. You see the inner conflicts of an early feminist seeking balance between marriage and independence. If you like Harriet and Peter, you'll like this book! (And, Bunter gets married to another independent woman!) Be sure to read the next book, too, "A Presumption of Death."