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A long-awaited Lord Peter Wimsey novel, telling the story of his first case - and his last....

Jill Paton Walsh triumphantly completes Dorothy L. Sayers last unfinished detective novel, featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and his new wife, Harriet Vane.

It is 1936, and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane.

As they become part of fashionable London society, they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impresario husband, Laurence. Unlike the Wimseys they are not in love - and all too soon, one of them is dead. A murder case that only Lord Peter Wimsey can solve.

©1998 Jill Paton Walsh and the Trustees of Anthony Fleming, deceased (P)2010 Audible

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-23-17

Loved It!

Great, the voice was just right! He brought the period to life, and did the characterisations well. Work needed on the French accent though.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-14-17

swan song

Positively the last appearance of the rich, intelligent and amusing prose which characterises the late, great Dorothy L Sayers. Faithfully if less skilfully completed by Jill Paton Walsh, one can still recognise and revel in the characters.
Ian Carmichael remains, with Edward Petherbridge, the best available reader of these novels and his loss is sadly felt. A sensitive, well paced performance of a delightful novel with touches of the ingenious.

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  • NICOLA
  • 07-24-17

surprised

loved all Lord peter read by Ian carmichael, wasn't sure would like this. But did very much.

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  • Ms R J D
  • 03-24-17

Thrones and dominations

Loved this book. Ian Carmichael brings the characters to life and makes them very real

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  • jill phillips
  • 10-18-17

Wonderful book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book having at first been very doubtful of starting on it.as I had so loved the Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane original novels by Dorothy L Sayers However I shall now be purchasing the next novel in this series and that is surely the best compliment I can give!

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  • Mr. P. Hoggan
  • 02-19-18

Every bit as good as the originals

I was not sure how a collaboration volume would work, but “Thrones, Dominations” was excellent. The voices of the inimitable Ian Carmichael carried the story. The plot was up to standard and the character development of the ‘regulars’ was convincing. A jolly good listen!!

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  • Mr. A. J. Fleming
  • 02-18-18

Fantastic!

This beautifully read book is an excellent murder mystery, witty love story and fascinating depiction of the late pre war 1930s.
We loved it and the reader is a legend. Anyone could listen to this.

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  • Melanie Bennett
  • 01-10-18

Perfect 30s crime novel

Ian Carmichael’s narration is perfect for this seamless novel , I enjoyed it immensely and am now listening to the the other books by Jill Patton Walsh.

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  • Lynda
  • 09-05-17

Ok story

As a fan of Peter wimsey I was keen to hear this. But the mystery element that I love was swamped by the personal overly sentimental detail of Peter and Harriet's life.

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  • LH, England
  • 08-12-17

A brilliant job by Jill Paton Walsh

What was one of the most memorable moments of Thrones, Dominations?

I was really impressed by how Jill Paton Walsh managed to keep Dorothy L Sayers' style - in fact I think she also improved on it. I think any fan of the Lord Peter Wimsey / Harriet Vane books will really enjoy what has been done with this story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I could have listened to it in one go.

Any additional comments?

I was dubious about whether I would like this, knowing Dorothy L Sayers hadn't finished it before she died. If any other Sayers fans aren't sure, I would say please try it.

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  • Vanessa Young
  • 12-09-16

Beautifully read

I enjoyed this story: you cannot tell where Sayers finishes and Jill Paton Walsh begins. Ian Carmichael had played Lord Peter Wimsey on television and he inhabits the character demonstrating that Lord Peter Wimsey books really sound better when read by a man.