Tuesday, September 21, 2010
56. The Attenbury Emeralds
By: Jill Paton Walsh
Rated 4.5 Stars
Format: Audio Book
The novel begins with Lord Peter and Bunter telling Harriet the story of their 1921 investigation into the disappearance of the Attenbury emeralds. Then the current Lord Attenbury asks Lord Peter to investigate a new mystery involving the emeralds. As Lord Peter starts looking into the current mystery he discovers mysteries within the mystery.
In addition the Wimsey family has an adventure of their own. It's interesting how it ends. Also I'm very curious whether or not there will be another LPW mystery in the future. While bringing the career of Lord Peter to a rather logical conclusion Walsh left the door slightly open for a future book. It probably depends on how well this one sells.
It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury emeralds. The recovery of the magnificent gem in Lord Attenbury’s most dazzling heirloom made headlines – and launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a detective.
Now it is 1951: a happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Then the new young Lord Attenbury – grandson of Lord Peter’s first client – seeks his help again, this time to prove who owns the gigantic emerald that Wimsey last saw in 1921.