I read this book about 19-Sep-2002. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1998. This note was last modified Thursday, 22-May-2014 19:48:34 PDT.
This is book 16 of the "Lord Peter Wimsey" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
Actually by Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh. Walsh completed a manuscript left unfinished on Sayers' death. And I've just seen information that Walsh has written another book, set during the war, based on some other material Sayers left. I'll probably look at it when it reaches paperback.
I started this reread of the late Sayers to see how this book stands up in close proximity to its predecessors.
This second reading basically confirms my previous opinion. There are bits of transcendant excellence, quite a few of them. The mystery isn't bad, but it starts rather late, and people are a bit slow about things (the dog, the body being propped up for Amery to see). It's still definitely worth reading. I saw recently that Jill has written another one, set during WWII, and I'll probably give that a try when it comes out, with low expectations and hope for a pleasant surprise.