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The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh
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Read in January, 2012

An enjoyable return for Lord Peter. I like the way Paton Walsh links Wimsey's first (unwritten) case with what looks like it might be his definitely last one. Nice also the glimpses of domestic life in Audley square post WWII and the way the author imagines Peter and Harriet and indeed Bunter to deal with the changing world and society and the loss of privilege of the aristocratic classes. The centrl characters remain as well drawn and lovable (and in the case of Harriet indeed more detailed) as Dorothy L. Sayers left them. The whodunnit itself is not the strongest there ever was partly because of the hugely long timeline between the initial facts of the case and the resolution and, frankly, the baddy is not well developped at all. But for those who love Wimsey and Hariet, this doesn't really count all that much.
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