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Publisher Description

When a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"—charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife, Harriet, to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage.

At first, the dispute seems a simple difference of opinion about a valuable manuscript that some of the Fellows regard as nothing but an insurance liability, which should be sold to finance a speculative purchase of land. The voting is evenly balanced. The Warden would normally cast the deciding vote, but he has disappeared. And when several of the Fellows unexpectedly die as well, Lord Peter and Harriet set off on an investigation to uncover what is really going on at St. Severin's.

With this return in The Late Scholar to the Oxford of Gaudy Night, which many readers regard as their favorite of Sayers's original series, Jill Paton Walsh at once revives the wit and brilliant plotting of the Golden Age of detective fiction.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 17
St. Martin's Press

Customer Reviews

Bookluv7 ,

The Late Scholar by Jill Patton Walsh

What a bad last book in the series. Why so little about what life was like for Lord Peter and Lady Peter after they became the Duke and Duchess of Denver and had to somehow keep their estate going? Why such a long and boring tale that ruins the beauty they shared in their experiences at Oxford that Dorothy Sayers gave them and shared with us?

What a waste of time and money.

Cat raver ,

Not bad

I enjoyed this book and would have enjoyed another.

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