Fanfic Recs / Lord Peter Wimsey

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General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Tell Beauty How She Blasteth by tree-and-leaf
  • Recommended by millernumber1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU, Post-Strong Poison. This is not a cheerful story, you have been warned. More specifically: Contains character death; miscarriage of justice; suicidal thoughts; suicide.
  • Comments: Heartbreaking (in every sense of the word) - well written, painful, and right in that awful way. Please, please do not read this if you aren't prepared to hurt for a long while afterwards. And use this fic as a partial antidote.

The First Year After by nineveh-uk
  • Recommended by millernumber1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Canon "what happened after Strong Poison (as opposed to the previous fic, which is definitely, thankfully AU). In the year after Harriet Vane is acquitted of murder, she, Peter, and Charles Parker must learn to live with one another.
  • Comments: A brilliantly written, bittersweet gem, exploring Charles and Harriet in ways that I would have loved to see in canon.

The Conscience of the Queen by Ione
  • Recommended by millernumber1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Harriet Vane, newly married to Lord Peter Wimsey, has to solve a mystery on her own.
  • Comments: A sharp, funny, and sweet look at the fates of Peter, Harriet, and a couple of memorable characters from Murder Must Advertise.

10x100 by rabidsamfan
  • Recommended by millernumber1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten drabbles for Charles Parker.
  • Pairing(s): Charles/Mary, Harriet/Peter
  • Comments: A gentle, detailed, and nicely written fic detailing the oft-neglected Charles Parker, revealing his limitations, flaws, but over all, his endearing humanity and worth.

A Jolly Kind of Detective Game by custardpringle
  • Recommended by Wynne 101
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Saint-George and Hilary Thorpe find themselves thrust into a dangerous mystery while trying to help Hilary's friend during a summer break from Oxford.
  • Pairing: Hilary Thorpe/Saint-George Wimsey
  • Comments: Part of a series on the two leads that's generally shorter and non mystery-focused, this story is long and clever enough to be a full-blown mystery novel in its own right.

Crossover Fics

Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

Green Ice by Adina
  • Recommended by: Paul A
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: That famous Noodle Incident, the theft of the Attenbury Emeralds, proves to have occurred while Lord Attenbury was a guest of Dahlia and Tom Travers, leaving the eye of suspicion to fall naturally on their hapless nephew Bertie Wooster (who for once had nothing to do with it). Lord Peter pitches in to solve the crime and clear Bertie, who he finds somewhat altered since their days at Oxford together before the War. But then, as Lord Peter knows only too well, many things have altered since the War.
  • Warnings: Hardened criminals and some stuff about the War and its aftermath — nothing terribly out of place for a Wimsey story, but rather startling when being relayed by Bertie Wooster. Also, an Alternate Character Interpretation of a canon character which is not going to be everybody's cup of tea.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

That a Lover have his Desire by nineveh-uk
  • Recommended by millernumber1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: ... because apparently it all happened quite late on Sunday evening, and they sat up half the night, kissing one another madly in a punt. From the Balliol hall to the morning after; at the end of Gaudy Night, Harriet and Peter take a punt on the river. Missing scene fic, the rest of that evening that DLS (curse her!) didnít give us.
  • Pairing(s): Peter/Harriet. Oh, frabjous day, the lovely lovely Peter/Harriet.
  • Comments: Amazing extrapolation of the post-proposal bliss in Gaudy Night.