I love Dorothy L Sayers! I really enjoy Jill Paton Walsh's story and Edward Petherbridge's narration. Is it D.L. Sayer's of course not but who cares it's just as much fun!!
Jill Paton Walsh has adapted to the style of Dorothy Sayers wonderfully.
The story draws you in and the many layers unfold gracefully, following the pattern of mystery stories from the 20s and 30s. I thoroughly enjoyed the characterization of an older Peter and Harriet, and the growth of Bunter is just as I would have imagined. There is room here for the development of further plots and I look forward to seeing what Walsh will come up with in the future.
The scenes with Peter and Harriet discussing the events and deciding how to move forward in the investigation drew me into the plot and the discussion of the weight of the ducal duties was fascinating.
A thoroughly readable book that took me back to the days when I first read Sayers, Marsh, Christie, Allingham. A wonderful piece of work!
What joy one more Lord Peter story. If I could have one author added to audible it would be Dorothy Sayers. The Lord Peter novels were the first recorded books I checked out of the library and I was hooked. Please bring Dorothy Sayers and Lord Peter titles to Audible.
Edward Petherbridge is THE voice of Lord Peter in my head, so it was a treat to hear him reading Walsh's new tale. I enjoyed the story very much, the mystery, the insights into post-war British society, seeing how the Wimseys and Bunters and their friends have fared. I've mixed feelings always about Walsh's Lord Peter novels though. Even when I can't put my finger on any defect, I am always conscious that they were not written by Dorothy L. Sayers. And, I can't quite decide whether it is comforting to see one of my favorite literary characters age, or if I would have preferred to leave the ravages of time up to my own imagination.
I have never felt the need to write a review before, although I appreciate other readers' comments. But this is so annoying I need to share it. Why does this narrator whisper all the time? The story line does not appear to require it, and it is very distracting.