August 1, 2014

Friday Book Blogging

...on a FRIDAY! Woo hoo!
My favorite book this week was Jill Paton Walsh's latest Lord Peter Wimsey book, The Late Scholar. Those of you familiar with Lord Peter and his wife, know that the characters were created by Dorothy L. Sayers in 1923 and 1930 respectively. Upon her death an unfinished manuscript was completed by Jill Paton Walsh and published as Thrones, Dominations. Walsh picked up the Wimsey mantle and ran with it; this most recent book is her fourth.
As murder mysteries go, there was an over-abundance of bodies, and a simplistic lack of red herrings, but Walsh does an admirable job of hewing close to the established characters of Wimsey and Vane. Wimsey is a love-him or hate-him character, and I rather love him, so Walsh gets a thumbs up from me.

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