Lord Peter Wimsey Fanfic Recs
Last updated October 18, 2010.
It's a small but excellent fandom, and the list is comprised of a bit of everything- gen, het, slash, AUs, and crossovers.
10 X 100 by rabidsamfan.
Author's summary: Ten drabbles for Charles Parker.
Notes: The history of Peter and Charles' friendship through drabbles. Gen.
NEW All Our Scattered Leaves by marycrawford.
Author's summary: A selection of letters and diaries on the eve of the Armistice.
A really excellent look at Peter in 1918, with a great Honoria voice, and glimpses at Bunter and Miss Climpson.
NEW As Their Wimsey Took Them by Thassalia.
Summary: Peter's young sons get up to mischief, as he, Harriet, and the Dowager Duchess reflect on parenthood.
Notes: Spot-on, and written with perfect emotional resonance. A great look at the characters facing parenthood.
The Bleak Midwinter by hangingfire.
Author's summary: Christmas Eve, 1939. In which Lord and Lady Peter Wimsey look to the future.
Notes: A reflective fic in which Peter worries about the coming war, and Harriet offers him a bit of hope.
The Conscience of the Queen by Ione (ionescribens).
Author's summary: Harriet Vane, newly married to Lord Peter Wimsey, has to solve a mystery on her own.
Notes: A letter perfect post-marriage Harriet story. The author really gets the subtleties of each of the characters, and paints them with skill and delicacy.
Death in Bohemia by nineveh_uk.
Summary: Harriet encounters a rather bloody awful poet at a party in Bohemia. A Strong Poison A/U that's a crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Notes: An outlandish-sounding but totally brilliant and spot-on crossover with BTVS.
Devil Took the Soldier Boy by sam_storyteller.
Summary: "You remember the terms. We each had one act we could commit in order to save or damn one man. We chose the man and you've committed your act."
Notes: A brilliant crossover with Good Omens. Aziraphale and Crowley have one of their battles over the soul of Peter Wimsey, during and after the war.
Ducenti Quinquaginta by Willow Smith.
Author's summary: Four double drabbles and a half, set directly after Gaudy Night.
Notes: Just a couple of short but lovely post-GN snippets.
Green Ice by Adina (adina_atl).
Author's summary: Bertie Wooster has an unfortunate reputation for pinching things--necklaces, amber statuettes, umbrellas--a reputation that becomes dashedly awkward when Lord Attenbury's emeralds go missing. Fortunately his old friend Flim is on hand to straighten things out. Crossover between P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster and Dorothy Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey.
Notes: A fascinating and unique take on Bertie Wooster, and why he is the way he is. Nor is this just a character study; the story has a well-executed mystery, and plenty of Wodehouse-esque moments. It's a bit more Wodehouse than Wimsey, but as Bertie narrates, this is only to be expected.
The Incident of the Fellow in the Fellows' Garden by azdak.
Author's summary: Lord Peter visits and old friend at Cambridge and finds himself investigating a mysterious death as the worlds of academia and espionage collide. Crossover with the Man from UNCLE, but much more Wimseyish than UNCLEish.
Notes: Another fascinating and unique crossover (something which I love about the Wimsey fandom). A young Illya Kuryakin, grad student at Cambridge, is at the heart of a mystery involving an apparent suicide. An excellent multi-chapter gen story.
Investigating by sam_storyteller.
Summary: "Tell me you were investigating, and I'll believe you."
Notes: A subtle (and g-rated) Peter/Charles story. Parker gets Lord Peter out of a rather awkward situation, but has some questions (and some thoughts).
NEW Moving On by nineveh_uk.
Author's summary: A Busman's Honeymoon missing scene: Sylvia and Eiluned help Harriet pack up her flat before the wedding.
Notes: Short and sweet, and a nice glimpse at two underused Wimsey characters. I like seeing Harriet with her friends.
The Nose of Yesteryear by nineveh_uk.
Summary: An elderly Peter reflects upon his nose.
Notes: A charming and perfect snippet of the much older Peter and Harriet, reflecting on the past.
NEW The Rain it Raineth on the Just by nineveh_uk.
Summary: A slight A/U to the ending of Gaudy Night, in which the weather is not nice, and Harriet takes action.
Notes: Lovely and insightful, with just a mild A/U twist.
Ring Out, Wild Bells, To The Wild Sky by keswindhover.
Author's summary: Harriet, Lord Saint-George and Lord Peter Wimsey meet in 1942.
Notes: A poignant and lovely WWII story.
Scarce Any Man by Atalan (childofatlantis).
Author's summary: Harriet celebrates her success and fights a sense of failure. Major spoilers for "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club" and minor ones for "Strong Poison".
Notes: An excellent look at Harriet, pre-Strong Poison, complete with a minor reference or two to Peter.
Small Things by Niamh St. George (w0rdinista).
Author's summary: Set after Busman's Honeymoon and the short story "The Haunted Policeman." Peter and Harriet's first Christmas with young Bredon.
Notes: Just a sweet snippet of life for the Wimsey family at Christmas.
Strange and Beautiful by derryderrydown.
Author's summary: Lord Peter Wimsey/Lawrence of Arabia crossover. At university, two opposites discover a common interest. Written for the Booze Fuh-Q Fest.
Notes: Adult/explicit slash. A rather fascinating and unique crossover. The characterizations might be a tad off, but we don't really know Peter during his college days. Also has a missing scene and a timestamp tag.
'Tell Beauty How She Blasteth' by tree_and_leaf.
Author's summary: AU, Post-Strong Poison. This is not a cheerful story, you have been warned.
Notes: A wrenching, painful, brilliant A/U, in which Peter is unable to save Harriet from hanging.
Where All Past Years Are by Atalan (childofatlantis).
Author's summary: "Charles is not an imaginative man." A set of musings upon forgiveness. Spoilers for most of the series.
Notes: A vignette of Charles Parker's ruminations.
Wimsey & I by azdak.
Author's summary: A fusion of sorts: A Missing Scene from Unnatural Death/A Classic British Stoner Movie.
Notes: A fusion between Lord Peter and the movie Withnail & I. Not unexpectedly, a bit mad.
'Wither Thou Goest' by Niamh St. George (w0rdinista).
Author's summary: Harriet and Peter are stranded at Talboys for Christmas and Peter is, understandably, annoyed.
Notes: A nice bit of post-Busman's Honeymoon fluff.