> Original Message:
> From: David S. Bratman dbratman@...
> << But the plot, or at least its details, are entirely original to
> Walsh. Even if the novel includes the texts of "The Wimsey Papers,"
> it's grotesquely misleading to credit Sayers as co-author of the book.
> (This time she's the second author and Walsh is the first.)>>
> What a rip off. Isn't Ms. Walsh confident enough in her own skills
> to let go fo Sayers' name now?
In fact, Jill Paton Walsh has been a mystery writer in her own
right for some time, from what I understand. She was invited to
complete THRONES, DOMINATIONS and did a lot of work and research
for that. (I personally thought she did a pretty good job, but
that opinion isn't necessarily relevant to the subject.)
THRONES turned out to be enough of a success that the publishers
decided they wanted more. Walsh was originally reluctant, but
when the publishers basically told her, "Either you do it or
we'll get someone else to," she decided that she was the lesser
of two evils.