"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's a thing I'm looking forward to: The Late Scholar, by Jill Paton Walsh (17 June 2014).
Peter Wimsey is pleased to discover that along with a Dukedom he has inherited the duties of 'visitor' at an Oxford college.When the fellows appeal to him to resolve a dispute, he and Harriet set off happily to spend some time in Oxford. But the dispute turns out to be embittered. The voting is evenly balanced between two passionate parties - evenly balanced, that is, until several of the fellows unexpectedly die.The Warden has a casting vote, but the Warden has disappeared. And the causes of death of the deceased fellows bear an uncanny resemblance to the murder methods in Peter's past cases - methods that Harriet has used in her published novels.
As fanfic goes, these novels are pretty great. Paton Walsh has a great ear for the period, and makes her characters really seem like they would fit into any of the original novels by Sayers. I've enjoyed all three of her ventures into Wimseyana, and the last most of all; so I'm anxious to get my hands on this one.